Archive for Ekta Kapoor

Has Ekta Kapoor backed out of Saif Ali Khan-starrer ‘Bazaar’?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on March 22, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Over a year ago, Ekta Kapoor and Nikkhil Advani had teamed up for a film starring Saif Ali Khan. Titled Baazar, it was supposed to be directed by Advani.

Now, we hear, Ekta has decided to pull out of the project. There is talk of financial issues. Advani, however, is going ahead as producer with one of his assistants as director.


Saif Ali Khan in Prabhudheva’s next

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on October 3, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Even before the release of his film Singh Is Bling, director Prabhu Deva started working on his another forthcoming film. Prabhudheva’s next will be produced by Ekta Kapoor and will see Saif Ali Khan in lead role.

The untitled film will be the first film from the three films deal that Saif had signed with Ekta Kapoor’s home production Balaji Motion pictures. According to a source, filmmaker Prabhudheva was keen to work with his favorite actor Shahid Kapoor for the same film but finally decided to cast Saif Ali Khan as he found him apt for the role.

“Saif will portray the role of a police officer in the film. The actor will have a different look in the action flick that has been finalised few weeks back,” Source said.

Saif Ali Khan’s last film Phantom received positive response. The actor has been trying different films by working with different directors. He will soon start shooting on Vishal Bhardwaj’s forthcoming film Rangoon with Shahid Kapoor.

Saif Ali Khan and Ekta Kapoor remained unavailable for the comment.

The film is expected to go on floors next year.

Saif Ali Khan to play a Haryanvi cop in Ekta Kapoor produced movie

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on May 29, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

It seems that Saif Ali Khan is taking Ekta Kapoor’s advice to opt for “age-appropriate” roles rather seriously. A few months ago, during a chat, the Balaji head-honcho convinced the actor that he should embrace his age, instead of running from older characters. It has learnt that the actor has agreed to star in director Amit Roy’s film, a thriller set in the Northern belt.

Roy has previously directed the yetto-be-released Shoojit Sircar-produced Running which is yet to find a release. A source close to the development told Mirror, “A few weeks ago, Amit and his team met Saif and discussed the core idea of the film. In the thriller, he will be seen playing a Haryanvi cop for which he will undergo intensive training.” In the recent past, Kangana played a Haryanvi girl to perfection in Tanu Weds Manu while Aamir Khan is prepping himself to play a Haryanvi wrestler in Nitesh Tiwari’s Dangal.

“He’s not just a cop, but father to a teenage son and the story revolves around his attempts to become the hero in the eyes of his son.” Last time, Saif played a father on-screen was in the Rani Mukerji-starrer Ta Ra Rum Pum. Other than the Amit Roy film which is likely to star later this year, Saif has Vishal Bhardwaj’s next with Shahid Kapoor and Kangana, Vikramaditya Motwane’s next and Sujoy Ghosh’s adaptation of The Devotion of Suspect X with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Will Aishwarya Rai Bachchan be paired up with Saif Ali Khan for Sujoy Ghosh’s next?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Now that Sanjay Gupta’s ‘Jazbaa’ is nearing completion, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan announced her next film, which will be directed by Sujoy Ghosh. Taking the opportunity of her appearance at Cannes Film Festival, Bachchan said, “I will head back and continue the shoot of Jazbaa. It is 70% complete and I will shoot the rest in the coming days. After that I will work with Karan Johar on his film. He is such a good friend but this is the first time I will be actually working with him. After that, there are couple of more projects. One of them will be with Sujoy Ghosh. Sujoy did say he was okay with me announcing it.” It is not yet clear, which film Bachchan will be doing with Ghosh. The rumour mill has gone into overdrive with speculation that she could be paired opposite Saif Ali Khan in the adaptation of ‘‘The Devotion of Suspect X’.

Has Kangana Ranaut walked out of Saif Ali Khan’s Devotion of Suspect X due to delays?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on May 12, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Kangana Ranaut is getting set for the promotions of her upcoming film Tanu Weds Manu Returns. The actress also has Nikhil Advani’s Katti Batti in her kitty which she is shooting for. Apart from the two, Kangana was also said to be finalised for Sujoy Ghosh’s adaptation of The Devotion Of Suspect X. However, news sources suggest that she has called an exit from the project.

Buzz is that the actress got extremely upset with the constant delays in the project and thus took a bold step of walking out from the project.

Kangana’s action has got director Sujoy Ghosh and Balaji Motion Pictures back to square one. The film will be further delayed as the team will now have to hunt for a new actress.

The project already has Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui locked in lead roles and Kangana was said to be cast opposite Saif in the film.

Saif Ali Khan’s Devotion of Suspect X to start this month

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on April 29, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Ekta Kapoor is rumoured to have postponed her film based on a Japanese novel ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’ due to differences with Sujoy Ghosh over the budget, may terminate contract with the director

The industry grapevine is abuzz with rumours that Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming project based on Japanese bestselling novel ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’, directed by Sujoy Ghosh, is being indefinitely postponed due to budget issues.

Sources say the producer had fixed a Rs 20-crore budget, but the film’s director Sujoy Ghosh apparently demanded that it be doubled.

Says an insider, “After a lot of struggle, Ekta acquired the rights to the book. She signed a deal with Sujoy and had locked the casting too. However, as per the agreement, the director had to make the film within a limited budget of R20 crore. If overshot, the contract would be terminated.”

The long-in-the-planning, untitled film was supposed go on floors this month with Saif Ali Khan and Kangna Ranaut in the lead. Another source says, “Ekta was keen to have a tight budget for the project, but Sujoy wanted her to extend it by another Rs 20 crore or so. But Ekta put her foot down as she does not want to make it a costly affair. So, she is likely to put the film on hold for the time being or even change the director.”

Sujoy denies the buzz, saying: “Ekta and I are thrilled about the whole concept and the superlative cast mix. The rumours around the film only seem to amuse me.” Shubhodip Pal of Balaji Films also insists that “there is no rift between Sujoy and Ekta.”

Ekta Kapoor had apparently also sent a notice to a South filmmaker for allegedly copying the plot from ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’

Book adaptation – Saif Ali Khan in Devotion of Suspect X

Posted in Magazine Scan with tags , , , , , , on April 18, 2015 by saifalikhanonline