Wednesday, March 11, 2015

It’s raining casting coup…Big B and Aamir Khan in Hollywood film while Ranbir Kapoor and Aamir Khan in PK sequel?

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra after the mega success of MUNNABHAI series and Aamir Khan starrer PK is yet again in news, this time, for becoming India’s first director to make his debut in Hollywood with his movie BROKEN HORSES. The movie has Thomas Jane, Vincent D'Onofrio and Anton Yelchin in the lead and is widely being applauded by the biggest icons of Hollywood - James Cameron and Alfonso Cuaron. 

Flying high at the appreciation for his movie Vidhu Vinod Chopra is now toying with the idea of creating a casting coup in the international cinema by aiming to cast star of millennium Amitabh Bachchan and Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan together in a Hollywood movie.

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Opening his heart out at the trailer release of the his film BROKEN HORSES, he said, “ I am blessed that Indian cinema’s two great actors Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan have agreed to unveil the trailer launch of my first Hollywood project BROKEN HORSES but it is my desire to cast the two legends in an English movie for global audience.” 

He added, “It will be wonderful to work with Mr. Bachchan and Aamir Khan in an English language film for the world audience. Let’s aim for that.”

While on one hand Vidhu Vinod Chopra speculated to cast Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan together; on the other hand, the same day, film wizard Rajkumar Hirani at the launch of the DVD of PK declared another casting coup of bringing Aamir Khan and heartthrob of millions Ranbir Kapoor together in sequel of PK!! 

Answering to a volley of questions about the sequel of PK, Hirani said, “PK writer Abhijat Joshi is writing the sequel of PK and I really hope he brings Ranbir and Aamir together yet again.” 

“From whatever is written I can assure the story is shaping well and the sequel looks better than the prequel. The movie will also have Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput and Boman Irani,” he informed.

Is DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSH’s director adopting Aamir Khan’s PK marketing gimmicks?

After Aamir Khan’s PK the other movie that has succeeded in basking maximum publicity and generating curiosity among viewers is unarguably Director Dibakar Banerjee's DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY staring Shushat Singh as the protagonist. 

While it is known that the movie is suspense thriller yet the filmmaker has been able to generate all kinds of marketing gimmicks including the bomb shell about Aamir Khan being the villain of the movie! 

Though Dibakar Banerjee has spilled the beans that Aamir Khan is not the villain of the movie yet he continues to shroud the viewers about the identity of the villain.

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Recently at the release of the movie’s second trailer Dibakar Banerjee candidly confessed that he had tried his best to cast Aamir Khan as the villain in his film as the antagonist of the film is the major attraction of the film and has an author backed role. But Mr. Perfectionist opted out of the film as he had already committed Yash Raj films to play a villain in DHOOM 3. 

Watching the second trailer of the movie one is rest assured that truly Dibakar Banerjee has learnt the tricks of marketing from Aamir Khan. Akin to Aamir Khan, who created interest among the viewers by releasing teasers trailer likewise Dibakar Banerjee is releasing teaser trailer. In his second trailer Banerjee has intentionally hidden the villain to create more interest among the viewers to know the villains! 

Interestingly like earlier filmmakers who used its villain to market their films like Ramesh Sippy used Gabbar Singh for SHOLAY and Shakal for SHAAN, Boney Kapoor used Mogambo for MR.INDIA, or Ram Gopal Verma had created a hype for Amiatbh Bachchan , who played dreaded dacoit Babban Singh in Ram Gopal Verma’s AAG, remake of SHOLAY likewise Dibakar Banerjee is using its antagonist for DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY. The only difference is that while earlier filmmaker created gimmick publicizing about villain’s costume, look and other details Dibakar Banerjee is attracting attention by not disclosing the villain. 

DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY is all set to release on April 3.