Actor Bobby Deol has been roped in to star alongside Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in upcoming action-thriller film Race 3. He says he feels great to be a part of the team.
Producer Ramesh Taurani, who is backing the project through his Tips Industries Limited banner, took to Twitter on Thursday to welcome Bobby on board.
Bobby was last seen on screen in actor Shreyas Talpade's directorial debut Poster Boys alongside his brother Sunny Deol.
While directors Abbas-Mustan directed the first two films, ace choreographer-filmmaker Remo D’ Souza has been roped in to don the director's hat for the third instalment in the franchise.
Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, writer and co-producer of Talvar -- a film on the 2008 Aarushi Talwar murder case -- said he was relieved and overwhelmed that the teenaged girl’s parents were acquitted in the case on Thursday.
The Allahabad High Court acquitted dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder of Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj by giving them the benefit of the doubt, leaving questions unanswered on who killed them.
Talvar delved into the sensational killing of 14-year-old Aarushi and her family’s 45-year-old servant Hemraj Banjade -- a case in which Aarushi’s parents were convicted in November 2013 and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The movie was a retelling of investigation theories behind the Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj murder case.
Bhardwaj said in a statement: “We were questioned by a lot of people when we made Talvar even though we didn't take any sides in presenting the story and maintained as neutral a viewpoint as possible. I am overwhelmed and relieved to hear of the Talwars’ acquittal and this strengthens my faith in the Indian judicial system.
“However, it still pains me when I think about the precious years lost in prison and the emotional trauma that the parents had to go through, so much so that they couldn't even mourn their own daughter's demise.”
The film, which released in 2015, starred powerhouse performers such as Irrfan Khan, Tabu and Konkona Sen Sharma.
Actress Kalki Koechlin says she wishes to work on screen with all the Khans of Bollywood, but she has a softer corner for Shah Rukh Khan.
Asked if she wants to work with any of the top Khans of the industry, Kalki told IANS: “I want to work with all three Khans, but if you ask me my favourite, it has to be Shah Rukh.
“Shah Rukh is my childhood crush. I met him few times in real life as well and he is very charming.”
When it comes to a new bunch of actors, she thinks she “will look nice” with Ranbir Kapoor.
“We worked in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and I really liked him as co-star. He is a natural actor and spontaneous. It would be interesting to work with him,” she added.
The actress is trying to balance her career between mainstream and indie films by working with directors like Zoya Akhtar and Ayan Mukerji in films like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, along with movies like Margarita, With a Straw and "A Death in the Gunj" which were popular in festival circuits.
Sharing her wish-list of directors, Kalki said: “I would like to work with an artiste like Vishal Bhardwaj. His cinema is a piece of art, he writes the story, he makes the music of the film and it's amazing. I think it would be interesting to work with Vikramaditya Motwane as well.”
Currently, Kalki is looking forward to her upcoming film Ribbon, also featuring Sumeet Vyas. It is releasing on November 3.
Wit inputs from IANS