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Sanjay Gadhvi to revive his shelved film, 7 Days in Paris, with a new star cast
By Ruhail Amin (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 24, 2009)

After hitting the big time by directing expensive films like Dhoom and Dhoom 2 for Yash Raj Films, Sanjay Gadhvi’s career seems to be in a downward spiral. After reports of Gadhvi’s much talked about film, 7 Days in Paris with Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif getting shelved, the latest is that the director has decided to go ahead with the film sans any big star.

Gadhvi, who is known for making big budget and stylised films, is making a different attempt this time. According to sources, “After his project with Imran Khan failed to materialise, Gadhvi has decided to go ahead with the project with a completely new cast. Even the budget of the film will not be more than Rs 3 crore now. The fireworks Gadhvi showcased in his Dhoom series will also be missing in this film.”

Ever since he moved away from the YRF camp, Gadhvi has been struggling to deliver a hit. His last film, Kidnap bombed. There was also speculation about him directing Dhoom 3 but that is not happening.

When we spoke to Sanjay about his low budget remake of 7 Days in Paris with a new cast, he chose to reply with a “no  comments”.

Katrina Kaif turns producer, is buying the rights of a French film
By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 05, 2009)

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif has bid adieu to Sanjay Gadhvi’s 7 days in Paris but her connection with Paris is far from over. In fact, Katrina’s romance with Paris is about to begin. She recently saw a French film and was so impressed, that she has not only bought the remaking rights of the film, but is also producing it herself. And that’s besides starring in it, of course.

However, Katrina refuses to tell us the name of the film that has her so enamoured. “It’s a huge hit of 2006”, is all we can get out of her. “I don’t want to name it because then it will immediately be picked up by others and they’ll get down to making their own versions of the film before I have even finalised the deal. I’m very serious about the film and my negotiations are on. And if all goes well, I’ll have the rights with me very soon,” says an excited Katrina.

This film will see Katrina in a different role from the ones she plays in New York, and the upcoming Rajneeti. “My role in the film has dark shades to it. I play a conniving, ambitious woman. It’s a gloriously grey character, the kind I haven’t played before,” says Katrina.

About producing the film, Katrina says, “It is very important for me to find vehicles that will challenge me as an actor. And I am willing to create opportunities for myself.”

While a lot of action awaits the actress, right now she’s only hoping to spend a birthday with family in London, later this month. “I need to be happy with what I’m doing. That’s all I want on this birthday,” she says.

IT’S MY CHOICE: Imran Khan For more pictures of the actor visit http://photogallery.indiatimes.com

Imran Khan opens up to BT about work and women…

MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; June 19, 2009)

Imran Khan hasn’t shot for a single day since February. And is he worried about that? On the contrary, he is extra chilled out.

Currently preoccupied with building muscle for a new film (like Maamu Aamir, he’ll sport eight packs, perhaps!), pilates and pushups aside, Imran’s nose is buried deep in a pile of scripts. But he hasn’t been in front of the camera by choice.

He doesn’t subscribe to the view that out of sight is out of mind. “If you’re a good actor, even if you’re missing for years on end, your audience still remembers you. There is a standard wisdom that you need to be in the public eye constantly. You need to keep working. Otherwise the public will forget you. That is such b……t! No one can accept that I wish to take it slow,” he says.

The euphoria following Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na hasn’t died down, and though temptation knocks on his bungalow gates every day, the lighteyed, blue-blooded Khan has greenlighted just three films: Aamir Khan’s Delhi Belly (English); Sanjay Gadhvi’s 7 Days in Paris; and, Karan Johar’s untitled film with Sonam Kapoor. The rest of the reports are all speculation — that he is doing a film with Ranbir Kapoor directed by Tarun Mansukhani, that he is work
ing with Deepa Mehta, blah-blah. “Most of these announcements are made in the media factory and denied by them. I read the paper each morning to find out what is next,’’ he says.

One of Bollywood’s big hopes currently, Imran explains, “Tarun and I gravitate towards one another at parties because we’re both slightly shy. However, after that election video that we did, he hasn’t even called me. He hasn’t spoken about doing any film with Ranbir and me.’’ As for Deepa’s Midnight’s Children, once again the actor says, “Only the media called me about this film, Deepa didn’t.’’

Imran believes that the entire hype around superstardom is very surreal. “I’m reluctant to buy the hype,’’ says the 20-something actor. “I still go to my old eating joints, I don’t wear designer stuff — so many of my friends are better dressed than I am. And I keep a low profile.’’ Also — he is uncomfortable romancing his heroines.
“I’m uncomfortable romancing any girl other than my girlfriend Avantika,’’ he clarifies. As an actor even if he is required to light up the screen with a bevy of beauties, his personal stance still remains that “it’s only my girl and no one else for me.”