During the shooting of Knockout last evening, a lightman fell from a height and was injured badly. Sanjay Dutt and producer Sohail Maklai rushed Purushottam, the lightman, to Lilavati Hospital.
AUDIENCES WILL NOT CRY WHEN THEY WATCH BLUE BUT IF IT GOES WRONG, I WILL
ANTHONY D’SOUZA tells Jyothi Venkatesh
Are you scared that Blue is being released in competition with All The Best and Main Aurr Mrs Khanna?
I really wish that I could say that I am not at all worried about competition and pray that more films should be released during Diwali, because I welcome competition. But the truth is that I am scared, because there are only good films and bad films and not big films and small films. Bollywood tends to be incestuous, because though we keep on bickering, at the end of the day we end up hugging one another. I wish that All The Best, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna and my own film Blue had been released one after the other separately, without cutting into each other’s throats.
While Sanjay Dutt’s unhappiness with his other recent films is well known he has come out of All The Best grinning ear to ear, and not just because it’s comedy.
Director Rohit Shetty gets emotional talking about Dutt. “You can’t help being protective and affectionate about Sanjay. Once he accepts a film he adopts the whole unit. Sanjay was more like the producer of All The Best than Ajay Devgan. In the evenings Ajay, Fardeen and the rest of the gang would be chilling out in Goa while Sanjay would sit with me poring over the next day’s schedule. He was bothered about every thing, from the food for the unit to my travel plans. Whenever I had to leave the Goa location for Mumbai he would be anxious about my return flight.”
BLUE: A BIG dissappointment
Rating: 1.5 out of 5*
Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Zayed Khan, Rahul Dev and Katrina Kaif (Sp. App)
Director: Anthony D’Souza
Sagar (Dutt) and Aarav (Akshay) are good friends settled in the Bahamas. While Sam is a happy go lucky rich businessman, Sagar is down to earth and not as ambitious as him. Aarav on many occasions tries to instigate Sagar on coming out with the secret of ‘The Lady In Blue’ a ship carrying a huge gold treasure that was sunk in 1949 in the Bahamas seas. Aarav believes Sagar knows the route to the deep sunken ship and they both can benefit from the huge treasure that lies inside it. Sagar however doesn’t like to discuss about the ship nor has any interest for the treasure hunt. Just then Sagar’s younger brother Sam (Zayed) arrives from Bangkok after five years. Mafia boss Gulshan (Rahul) is hot on his trail for an assignment worth 50 million dollars gone wrong. With Gulshan too arriving in Bahamas and kidnapping his girlfriend Mona (Lara), Sagar has only 24 hours left for paying back the huge money which Sam has messed with. He is now left with no option but face his old demons and plunge into the deep sea with Aarav and Sam for the treasure hunt.
AKSHAY KUMAR tells Jyothi Venkatesh
How do you feel now that you have bagged a Katana?
To receive a Katana is considered an honour amongst the Japanese and Kukukai International told me that they decided to hand it over to me since they felt that it would be fitting since I have always propagated martial arts in India. I am thrilled and glad that I have been honoured with a Katana, a tradition practiced by Samurais and Martial artists and a 6th degree Black Belt in Kuyukai Gojuryu Karate as well by Kuyukai International from none other than Shihan Hirano Osamu, who is the world wide head of Ku Yu Kai. Few in the world hold this kind of an honour.
Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltds’s under-water action adventure BLUE directed by Anthony D’Souza definitely spells danger, excitement, thrills and dare-devil risks! It’s not just the audiences who will get to see these stunts but the actors themselves who went through the perils in order to get the best shots for such a never-seen-before adventure
The cast and crew of ‘Blue’ experienced a ‘wave’ of sadness once the shoot of the film got over in the Bahamas. So in order to beat the ‘blues’, the crew decided to throw a beach party to celebrate the completion
Blue is witnessing a grand opening in Chennai Box Office; pushing back Vijay’s ‘Vettaikaran’, it is expected to have a big opening this Diwali.
Zayed Khan comes across to many as a sophisticated, suave, and thorough gentleman. But little did anyone know about Zayed’s passion for the one thing that all boys love– bikes
And now, the charming actor will be seen traversing across the Bahamas on his original love for Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd.’s upcoming underwater action thriller Blue.
The underwater action thriller ‘BLUE’ coming from the Shri Asthavinayak Cine Vision banner that hits screens this Diwali has been given a U /A certificate as per the censor board.
Blue is a visual extravaganza that has explored the rich marine life and aquatic life like never before. And this will be undertaken by a visionary debutant director Anthony D’Souza. This oceanic spectacle features Bollywood bigwigs like Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Zayed Khan, Rahul Dev and a special appearance by Katrina Kaif.