Bollywood's ‘Mr. Blockbuster’ Sajid Nadiadwala is a man on a mission these days. This time he has surpassed all previous achievements by signing Arnold Schwarzenegger and Beyonce to star in his magnum opus ‘Kambhakt Ishq’!
An industry source reveals that Sajid is all set to roll his next magnum opus to be directed by newbie Sabir Khan in Los Angeles in May. Pre-production work is already starting next week in LA for which Sajid's making a hush-hush trip to Hollywood.Apparently, the producer has a few surprises up his sleeve. From what we hear from our international sources, Nadiadwala is all set to go international with ‘Kambakth Ishq’. Our source reveals, "Sajid has managed a casting coup in ‘Kambakth Ishq’. Apparently Arnold Schwarzenegger no less has agreed to play an interesting cameo in the film. And that is not all. Pop sensation Beyonce is also all set to do a booty licious act in the film. In addition, the film stars the super hit pair of Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor."
"Akshay plays a Hollywood stuntman in the film and hence Arnold's inclusion. Our desi action hero will be seen with the international action icon. Beyonce too is reportedly doing a sizzling act in the film. Everything is almost finalized."
"Only Sajid can make this happen. He is the only producer in the industry with a clout equal to Yashraj," enlightens our source.
Prashant Shah, the line producer of ‘Kambakth Ishq’ in LA says,
"Yes, we are in talks. It is the first time ever that a mainstream
Indian producer is making such an international film. So far, we have
had Deepa Mehta who is a Canadian, Meera Nair and Gurinder Chadha who
have been Indians of international origin making a splash in Hollywood.
But with ‘Kambakth Ishq’ it will be the first time that an Indian
producer will be doing this. It is only Sajid who has made this happen.
We are in talks with Beyonce and we have also received a letter from
Arnold's office. We are yet to work out the logistics. Things will be
confirmed shortly and we will be making a formal announcement when that
happens. We are also looking at other Hollywood names to join the cast
of ‘Kambakth Ishq’."
Says Sajid Nadiadwala, "Yes, we shall be making a formal announcement very soon. I cannot reveal any further details now. As our Indian film industry is making its presence felt and going global, I would like my banner Nadiadwala Grandsons to scale the global level in film making too"
Sabir Khan, who will be making his directorial debut with this film, says, "I have been working on the script for a long time now, and it's an exciting merging of Hollywood and Indian cinema. So, for me, it's like a dream come true, that my producer Sajid Nadiadwala has left no stone unturned in ensuring that some of the biggest name internationally has shown such keen interest in the film.”
After ‘Kambakth Ishq’, Sajid's production house rolls with an animated version of the Salman Khan hit , 'Judwaa', for which Salman will dub for, shortly. Followed by a film with Siddharth Anand, who is wielding the directorial baton for an outside company for the first time after giving hits in Yashraj like ‘Salaam Namaste’ and ‘Tara Ra Rum Pum’. Reportedly, the film is supposed to star Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan. Immediately after that, the next project to go on floors will be Sajid Khan's second film again starring Akshay Kumar and reportedly with Kareena Kapoor and Vidya Balan together. Another project is with David Dhawan and starring Akshay Kumar. And an action film with Salman Khan titled ‘Sankee.’ -(SAMPURN)