'The two sizzle together. This is Hrithik's most sensuous film to date. The accent here is not only on his dancing but on his ability to generate sensuality which has so far remained largely under wraps, the chemistry with Aishwarya Rai in 'Dhoom 2' notwithstanding. In 'Kites', Basu has shot another more sensuous side of Hrithik,' said a source close to the film.
According to sources, the scenes between Hrithik and Barbara were so intimate and sensuous that Rakesh Roshan would gently be asked to leave the set.
The Roshans are not talking about the film's sensuous theme and scenes, but Roshan Sr does inform that all is smooth sailing with 'Kites'.
'We are on schedule. After finishing shooting in New Mexico on Sep 12, we've shifted to Las Vegas. From here we'll relocate for the last lap of the US shooting to Los Angeles on Oct 3. We're returning to Mumbai on Oct 12,' Rakesh Roshan told IANS.
However, there was change of guard in the crew. Cinematographer Bobby Singh opted out of 'Kites', but Hrithik claims there was no ill-will involved in the changeover.
'It was an amicable split. Now Ayananka Bose is doing it,' Hrithik told IANS.
Ayananka, who was a former assistant to the well-known cinematographer Ravi Chandran, had shot Yash Raj Films' 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom'.
The change, says Hrithik, has made no difference to the project.
'We shifted earlier this week to Las Vegas as per plan. We're now here in Vegas for a month. Then we shoot in Los Angeles for eight days. After that we're done,' said Hrithik.
Kangana Ranaut, who plays the female lead in 'Kites', has just joined the Roshans and her favourite director Anurag Basu in Vegas.
After working with Kangana in 'Gangster - A Love Story' and 'Life... in a Metro', Basu strongly recommended the actress to the Roshans who liked what they saw.