Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Shah Rukh, Salman And Akshay Kumar In Run For KATHTHI Bollywood Remake!

The Tamil movie KATHTHI starring Tamil Superstar Vijay and directed by AR Murugadoss, who directed Aamir Khan Starrer GHAJINI in Bollywood, is the new South movie that is being eyed by Bollywood filmmakers for its remake rights. Reports have it that Bollywood top stars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are in race to garb the lead character essayed by Vijay in the original. 

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Despite tough competition from Shah Rukh Khan’s multi starrer HAPPY NEW YEAR, KATHTHI opened in South Cinema to packed houses last week. According to trade pundits the Vijay and Samantha starrer hit the bull’s eye on day one itself as the movie became the highest grosser as it collected Rs. 36 crore in just five days in Tamil Nadu, a record not matched by even superstars like Rajinikanth nor Kamal Haasan

Besides India, KATHTHI has also set new trend at the box office collections in the International market! Reports revel that KATHTHI has grossed £40,000 during its opening days in the UK and by the end of the week, the movie collected a total of £222, 526. Thus making Vijay the numero uno star as KATHTHI suppressed the box office collection of south mega stars like Rajinikanth's SIVAJI and Ajith's ARRAMBAM. In fact Vijay has out beaten his own record as KATHTHI has broken record collection of his own movies like JILLA and THUPPAKI.

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KATHTHI is commercial potboiler with elements of action and a message exposing the corrupt system. Thus the movie is ideal for Bollywood too. Insiders from Bollywood claim the movie is apt for Salman Khan looking at his action image but some feel Akshay Kumar is ideal as he is at his peak.

What is most interesting is that Shah Rukh Khan, who till now has never shown any penchant for South remake is being wooed as filmmakers. Filmmakers believe that the movie will prove a gold mine if Shah Rukh Khan plays the lead because of his mass appeal and his star status will give a tremendous impetus to the film.

Set Of Balaji Telefilms’ Serial YEH HAI MOHABBATEIN Gutted In Blaze

On Friday 24, 2014 when the nation was celebrating Diwali bursting crackers and rockets in merriment, Mumbai’s renowned Killick Nixon Studio owned by Ekta Kapoor CEO of Balaji Telefilm and maker of numerous hit TV serials like Jodha Akbar; Pavitra Bandhan; Kumkum Bhagya; Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh etc. was gutted in a violent inferno. 

According to reports the fire broke out at around 9.30 p.m. at night. Fortunately due to Diwali celebration there was no shooting. Hence nobody was injured nor was any causality reported. Nevertheless the fire engulfed the electrical wiring, others important equipments like the light, sound systems, furniture and clothes. The fire was so intense that eight engines and four water tankers were required to extinguish the fire. 

A fire official briefing the media said, “We received a call at 9.30 p.m. and within ten minutes we reached the spot. However the fire was so insistent that it not just gutted the set of Balaji Telefilms’ serial Yeh Hai Mohabbatein but it moved from the ground and also gutted the first floors within 15 minutes.”

The fire official informed, “The fire that broke at 9.30 p.m. was eventually under control by mid night at 12.20 am and finally doused by 1 am.”

A member of Balaji Telefim told, “Though the fire created havoc like it even destructed the editing room yet the saving grace is that there are no injuries or casualties recorded at the location, but the reason behind the disaster is yet not clear and known.”

This is not the first instance of fire at Bollywood studios. Readers may recall that last year in the month of September eminent stand-up comedian, Kapil Sharma’s set of 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' had caught fire in Mumbai’s Filmcity and was reduced to ashes. 

However the worst accident till date has been on the sets of Sanjay Khan Production’s famous TV serial ‘The Sword of Tipu Sultan’ at Premier Studios in Mysore on 8 February 1989.