Entertainment: Shah Rukh to produce ‘Operation Khukri’?
Motivated by <i>The Ghazi Attack, </i>a film produced by Karan Johar and appreciated by critics, Shah Rukh Khan is also reportedly planning to produce a film based on real life Operation Khukri
It was year 2000. The Indian Air Force carried out one of its most successful operations called Operation Khukri in Sierra Leone. During this operation, the Indian Air Force was able to rescue 223 peacekeepers who were held hostages by the Nigerian rebels. And, there was no casualty reported in the mission.
Shah Rukh Khan’s production Red Chillies Entertainment is reportedly working on the script based on this operation. Sources say that an extensive research has been conducted on this operation. Red Chillies is now in the process of finalising the cast and the director. This film will be on roll next year, according to the sources. Shah Rukh, who has acted as a military officer in many of his films, will probably be playing the protagonist in this film too.
Habitat Film Festival to pay tribute to Om Puri
Om Puri's frequent collaborator, filmmaker Govind Nihalani, will host the retrospective segment on the veteran actor at this year's Habitat Film Festival.
Nihalani and Puri, who died on January 6, collaborated in classics like Aakrosh, Ardh Satya and Dev.
Some of Puri's works which will be screened at the 12th edition of the festival include Tamas, Dev, East Is East and Sadgati.
Konkona Sensharma's directorial debut A Death in The Gunj is the opening film at the festival, which runs from May 19 to May 28.
Other first-time directors, whose films will be screened are Avinash Das (Anaarkali of Aarah), Rima Das (Antardrishti), Ananya Kasaravalli (Harikatha Prassanga) and KP Vyasan (Ayaal Jeevichirupund).
Shekhar Kapur to direct Little Dragon
Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, behind Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, has signed on to co-write and direct Little Dragon, a feature film about Bruce Lee's early days.
The film is backed by Chinese investors and will explore the formative years and adventures of the martial arts legend in 1950s Hong Kong, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Veteran Hollywood casting director Mary Vernieu is currently leading a worldwide search for the actor to play the charismatic teenage, Lee.
The film will be co-scripted and produced by Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee, who runs Bruce Lee Entertainment, a division of the Bruce Lee Family Company, which is dedicated to promoting and protecting Lee's legacy and ideas.
Now in pre-production, the project will begin shooting this summer in China and Malaysia.
Yu-San Yu, Allen Tan, Leo Zhang and Jeff Chao, along with Kapur, will serve as executive producers for the film.
With inputs from NH Web Desk