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Rakesh Roshan’s next movie Kites was scheduled for a release on May 21, but apparently it is facing many problems. According to a source, “this film is Rakesh’s most ambitious project with two versions. The international version, as is common knowledge now, is being edited by Hollywood’s Brett Ratner because Rakesh feels Ratner’s sensibilities will make it suitable for an international palate.”
Rakesh Roshan approaches Raju Hirani for editing the desi version. However, Raj Kumar Hirani declined this offer. Raju turned this offer down because he had prior commitments to travel to Los Angeles, to finalize the script for Ferrari ki Sawari and Munnabhai Chale Amerika.
Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan is getting bolder with each film. We are not taking about the passionate scenes between him and Barbara Mori in film Kites, but Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish. According to reports Hrithik will have intimate scenes in this film too with the supermodel-turned-actress Monikangana Dutta, who is playing his former lover. Although the scenes are not yet shot, but Hrithik will be seen kissing and making love with the debutante actress. However he doesn’t have any lip lock scenes with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who is the main female lead of the film.
A source said, “Although Aishwarya is paired opposite Hrithik, he has intimate scenes with Monikangana. As she plays Hrithik’s former lover, Bhansali wanted their sizzling chemistry to be quite apparent. Monikangana has a small but very important role and it was imperative that she has intimate lovemaking scenes with Hrithik. Being a debutante actress, the model is nervous about her passionate scenes with the actor.”
“Initially, there was also a lip lock scene between Aishwarya and Hrithik but the director later dropped the idea as it wasn’t really necessary. The lovemaking scene between Hrithik and Monikangana is far more crucial as Bhansali wants to highlight their love for each other in his film,” the source added.
Interestingly, Hrithik’s wife Sussanne came forward to make Monikangana comfortable. She has already talked with the actress so that she should not be nervous doing the scenes. The scenes are not shot yet, but are slated to be done in the next schedule of the film in Goa in January.
Kites was supposed to release during Diwali period but due to the differences between producer Rakesh Roshan and director Anurag Basu over the steamy love scenes between lead pair of the film Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori, it is supposed to take some more time to release. Rakesh wants Anurag to edit those steamy scenes between Hrithik and Barbara, while Anurag is not happy with the final copy of film without the scenes.
Rakesh wants to cut those scenes from the film because Hrithik’s supposed likeness to Barbara recently created a storm at his house. So he thinks that those scenes will only add fuel to the controversy. Also there is one more problem that they didn’t found a suitable Hollywood distributor to release the film worldwide. So now the film is expected to release in December or early next year.
One source revealed, “There are three reasons for the delay. First, Anurag and Rakesh Roshan continue to disagree, though we thought the situation would improve after the shoot. There is speculation that there are three edited versions of Kites. Rakesh’s version is without Hrithik and Barbara’s love-making scenes. Rakesh thinks that the Hrithik-Barbara controversy has affected the peace at home and the love-making scenes would only fuel the controversy. Anurag is upset by Rakesh’s decision to chop off the passionate scenes.”
“The Roshans want a worldwide release of both; the Hindi and the English version. A special trailer was also screened at Cannes when Anurag, Rakesh, Hrithik and Barbara were there for the festival. Although, Big Pictures have the worldwide rights, the film will reach many more countries through a Hollywood studio. The Roshans haven’t been able to finalise a deal in this regard till today,” added the source.
When asked to the Rakesh Roshan about his differences with the director, he denied it and said, “There is no truth to that. The film is still a work in progress. I have not decided the release date. Whenever the first copy comes out, I will take a call.”
The production house, Big Pictures proffered not to comment.
It seems that actor Hrithik Roshan is taking help of alcohol to get over of the current emotional turmoil in his life. Hrithik has always maintained as abstainer from alcohol. But is this his truth or he is just image conscious. We recently heard that Hrithik has hit the bottle.
One source from industry revealed that Hrithik is taking support of alcohol due to his differences with director father Rakesh Roshan and his supposed likeness to his Kites co-star Barbara Mori.
However one more source added that Hrithik is drinking generous amounts of drink these days and this is completely believable if someone could have seen him at Karan Johar’s recent birthday party.
“Hrithik even came to Karan Johar’s recent birthday bash after having a few pegs. People were talking about this at the party. Hrithik looked like he was in high spirits and later even danced on one of the tables. But, this is a recent development. He always came across as a teetotaler. Maybe now he wants to break free. It could simply be an outburst and it could happen to anybody,” the source revealed.
However one source, who is a well known director stood by the actor and said, “I haven’t heard that Hrithik has hit the bottle. Hrithik does have his share of drinks. He is not a teetotaler. He does drink at functions and parties.”
When asked to Rakesh Roshan, he replied, “Hrithik is a responsible boy who knows himself very well. Even I drink, so what’s the big deal.”
Whoever thinks that Kangana Ranaut can’t shake her leg with grace, should wait and see Kites. The flexibility with which she danced in Kites has surprised one and all. The man of moves Hrithik himself praised the actress for her dancing skills. Kites stars Hrithik Roshan , Kangana Ranaut and the Mexican actress Barbara Mori in a lead.
Dance choreographer Sandip Soparrkar who choreographed Kangana in Kites said, “I have taught Kangana Latin American dancing in Kites, and she does not have two left feet!”
“Kangana is extremely dedicated, observant and was always open to doing splits which needs great flexibility. Unlike other stars, she’d not go to her van until she got her step right! Initially, she was pressurised to match up to Hrithik, but with her enthusiasm and persistence, she overcame all her fears,” added Soparrkar.
Kites features Hrithik as a dance teacher, so it would not be wrong if we expect some thrilling dance numbers from the actor and now when we know Kangana can dance as well.
Kangana already won all praises for her acting and fashion sense. However, recently Hrithik Roshan praised her for her dancing abilities. To receive such comments from a dancer like Hrithik, was unbelievable for Kangana.
Kangana says, “I don’t think I am a good dancer, but for some strange reason, Hrithik feels that I dance very well.”
Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut are doing a film together called Kites. For the film the actors have been rehearsing a song for almost a week at the YRF studios. The song is a competition between Hrithik and Kangana, which demands a heavy duty. For the song, Rakesh Roshan has especially hired a US choreographer Flexi. It is a high energy number with salsa and hip hop.
One source said, “Kangana is a great dancer but given Hrithik’s flare for dancing, the grace and perfection with which he performs is unmatched. Each time Kangana watches Hrithik perform, she is left completely awestruck by her co-star, so much so that in the bargain, she forgets her steps.”
When asked to Kangana, she confirmed this and said, “Hrithik is a flaless dancer. No matter how difficult the steps are, the intensity and precision with which he performs is unbelievable. I am so amazed by his dancing skills that often I am too stunned to get on with my own steps.”
Rakesh Roshan not leaving any stone unturned for son, Hrithik starrer film Kites. They recently replaced the action director Dick Ziker with Spiro Razatos. They has also showed door to the cinematographer Bobby Singh as he didn’t like his work. We also learn that he has roped in a US-based choreographer Flexy Stu to choreograph a special song to be filmed on Hrithik Roshan.
It seems that after having a flop Krazzy 4, Rakesh Roshan has become extra cautious with his ambitious project Kites. After a few days of shoot, Rakesh Roshan and Anurag Basu took a decision to replace Ziker, as his work was not up to their expectations. Ziker who did the action sequences for Speed 2. Now they replaced Ziker with action director Spiro Razatos, who has directed action sequences for Hollywood films like Bad Boys 2 and Vantage. Razatos is also working with Sajid Nadiadwala for Kambakht Ishq. Anurag reshoot all those scenes done by Ziker.
Sajid said, “I introduced Rakesh to my line producer Prashant Shah who told him that Spiro will be the apt choice for Kites.”
Anurag said, “We got Spiro in place of Ziker. We shot eight days with Ziker after which we realized that we had to do most of the work despite him being present on the sets.”
The source close to the unit added, “Kites is Rakesh Roshan’s most ambitious project. He has never had a problem with budgets and this time is no different.”
US-based choreographer Flexy Stu is roped in to choreograph a special song to be filmed on Hrithik Roshan in Kites. It is Rakesh Roshan production house which is producing the film and Hrithik recommended the choreographer for the song.
Flexy Stu and Hrithik go back a long way. They worked together for a Hide-n-Seek biscuit commercial. One source said, “Flexy and Hrithik share a good rapport, after the biscuit ad, Hrithik had also recommended Flexy for a couple of his other endorsements including a liquor and clothes brand.”
Flexy will be in India in the middle of December and will rehearse Hrithik for five days. The film is being directed by Anurag Basu and its cast includes Hrithik Roshan, Kangana Ranaut and Spanish actress Barbara Mori. Hrithik is playing the role of a Salsa teacher, while Kangana is playing as his student. The film includes dialogues in Spanish, Filipino, English and Hindi, which are likely to have sub titles in Hindi and English. It is supposed to release in summer 2009.
Hmmâ€¦ the film sounds interesting. So be ready for some good dance numbers by Hrithik.
The sexy model cum actress Kangana Ranaut is back in the social circuit with the release date of Fashion nearing up. The actress has been underground for around one and a half year! and is back with a better looking face and body. She was just a bit less than a perfect actress earlier and she is said to have undergone a face lift to get that perfect look in Fashion and her next upcoming Big Budget movie with Hrithik Roshan, “Kites”. While plastic surgeries for actresses like Koena Mitra and Sherlyn Chopra didn’t work out well, this actress was lucky enough to have it done perfectly her way!! Waiting to see a prettier & sexier Kangana.