Thursday, 9 August 2012
Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who is elated over the success of her recently released movie 'Jism 2', has plans to take the franchise ahead with the third and fourth installment.
She is considering having Nathalia Kaur in 'Jism 3'. Ram Gopal Varma launched the Brazilian model-turned-actress in Bollywood with item number 'Dan Dan' in his film 'Department'.
"For 'Jism 3', we are considering Nathalia as my father (Mahesh Bhatt) suggested me to do so. He has a knack of choosing the right kind of new talent. We are thinking of her but nothing is finalised yet," Pooja told.
"The third part will have four main players it could be two heroes, two heroines or three heroes and one heroine. We haven't thought of the exact number of actors and actress yet.
We might repeat one of the male actors from 'Jism 2'," she said. The third part will go on floors from April and is likely to release during winter 2013. But the makers are not just stopping at 'Jism 3'they intend to take it forward and have a fourth part as well in the series.
"Then we would go ahead with 'Jism 4' in 2014. It is just a coincidence that the year, ending with 3 (2013) will have 'Jism 3' and 4 (2014) will have 'Jism 4'. I don¿t know how far we will take the 'Jism' franchise. I have not planned it yet," Pooja said.
'Jism 2' is a sequel to the 2003 release of the same name, which starred Bipasha Basu and John Abraham in the lead.
"I was anxious. The film had no big star cast, we did not have Salman Khan in the film but it did quite well at the box office. I was taking a bigger risk by having Sunny in my film putting her in front of a conservative crowd here. People thought with Sunny in the film, they will get to see more of sexual and sensual content but that was a myth," Pooja said.
The erotic thriller, featuring Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh was made on a budget of Rs 6-7 crore and has collected Rs 21 crore its opening weekend.
"The film has earned Rs 21 crore, I think we have got a great opening. Generally filmmakers do not release their movies during Ramzan as not many people go to watch it. But this film has done well especially in places like UP, Bhopal, Punjab and others. It worked for us," she said
Anurag Kashyap is re-releasing the first part of 'Gangs of Wasseypur' along with the second part in select theatres tomorrow.
The part one of the film released on June 22 and the makers have decided to re-release the film along with part two in order to refresh everyone's memories.
"Its true both films are going to release together on Wednesday August 8 across theaters of India. After part one received such a terrific response, we thought it would be a good move to re-release with part two," a spokesperson said.
It is the first time two parts of a film are being released together in theaters. The last time a film was released back to back was Hollywood blockbuster "Godfather", whose series ran back-to-back in the theaters.
"Gangs of Wasseypur 2" stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chadha, Reemma Sen, Huma Qureshi, and Zeishan Quadri.
Riding high on the initial success of her debut Hindi film 'Jism 2', Indo-Canadian adult movie star Sunny Leone today said she would spend the next two years acting in Bollywood.
"I am amazed by the love I am getting from the people here in India. In the next couple of years, I will be busy doing films here. And I am going to give it all the attention possible," Sunny told reporters here.
She has already signed a film to be made by producer Ekta Kapoor.
Pooja Bhatt's sequel of 'Jism', which released last Friday, has already done business of Rs 21 crore, the producers say.
The erotic thriller was made with a budget of Rs 12 crore.
Sunny, who stars opposite Arunoday Singh and Randeep Hooda in the film, said during shooting she learnt a lot of acting, improved her knowledge of Hindi and understood the Bollywood industry.
Since her Hindi is poor, the 31-year-old's voice was dubbed in 'Jism 2'.
"I am improving. I took Hindi classes for 2-3 hours daily. But I still feel that my American accent will probably never go," she said at a programme organised by Hotel Hindusthan International.
Sunny thanked the Bhatt camp for giving her a debut in acting and also mentoring her in launching a career in Hindi cinema.
Asked whether she would be able to shed the tag of a porn star as she turns to acting in a relatively conservative Hindi film industry, Sunny said it does not affect her.
"Everybody has their own opinion. It is completely fine with me if people tag me that way. This is a completely new world for me. People should judge me by how I conduct myself here.
"But I am not ashamed of my past neither can I change it," said the actress who had also participated in reality show 'Bigg Boss'.
Alleging that 'Jism 2' had objectionable scenes, protestshave been made by many groups in various parts of the country.
"I don't understand why some people are doing that. It is their prerogative," Sunny said.