And now the period film bug has now bitten Homi Adjania who has made some incredible films earlier like Being Cyrus and the Cocktail, both films which have made a mark and have been critically acclaimed.
The said film is said to be a complete period drama and will star Saif Ali Khan and the movie will be produced by Saif and his partner Dinesh Vijan under their banner Illuminati Films.
The said film also puts an end to rumours in the market that Vijan and Khan had now fallen out after the actor’s wedding.
Homi has been researching for the film for a while now and other actors in the film are now being confirmed. Boman Irani we are told has already been pencilled in for an important character in the movie.
Kareena Kapoor is certainly not a part of the cast which we realised only after making discreet enquiries. The film is set to go on the floors by the end of the year.
Sajid-Saif is comedy of errors
Vashu Bhagnani and director Sajid Khan will start their next yet untitled soon film will be based on the classic idea of comedy of errors.
This is one of the safest subjects to make and Khan who was earlier slated to direct the Judwaa sequel for Sajid Nadiadwala with Saif Ali Khan has managed to rope in the actor for the film which is slated to start with the alphabet ‘H’.Ritesh Deshmukh too has been added to the cast and he will also play a double role in the film.
Sajid Khan’s lady love Jacqueline Fernandez has been signed on to the project as the heroine. Vashu was initially keen to have his son Jacky Bhagnani in the role that Ritesh is playing but then decided against it.
Sajid Khan signing on Vashu Bhagnani’s next film for a sum of Rs 15 crores as the director is also a record sum today. But then this also means that Sajid will not have time for the other Sajid – Nadiadwala who had given him the big break by getting him to direct Heyy Babby and then the first two parts of the Housefull series.
Either Nadiadwala has to now postpone the third part in the Housefull series which was to start before the end of the year, or he has to try and get another director to direct the film for him.
This perhaps and effectively means the end of the relationship between the two Sajids. The twain were also present recently at the funeral of Akshay Kumar’s manager Lokesh Bali, but did not acknowledge each other’s presence according to people who were present at the venue.
Nadiadwala had also recently said that he was in the process of getting the Judwaa sequel script made, but then there was not much progress in it. So it does mean that the cracks have developed between the Sajids and each one will make films their way.
Having said that it will be interesting to see what Sajid Khan has made in the form of the Himmatwala remake starring Ajay Devgn because this will be the first time that he is making a film outside Sajid Nadiadwala’s banner and support.