Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani to make six films in 10 months!

Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani to make six films in 10 months!

The founding members of Excel Entertainment aren’t parting ways as reported. Instead they are chalking big plans for the coming years

Like every family, the successful duo – Farhan Akhtar and his producer-friend Ritesh Sidhwani have had tu tu main mains in the past few months. The producer has even acknowledged the differences in interviews, but it seems it’s nothing grave enough to terminate their long-standing association as Excel Entertainment. Farhan’s childhood friend Ritesh recently confirmed in a news report that they were making bigger and better plans for the forthcoming years. They have finalised, not one, but six big projects. The duo will kick start with Zoya’s next film by December 2012, followed by a script envisage and written by Zoya and Talaash director Reema Kagti. Post which they’ll make the sequels to Don 2 and Rock On!!, a film by the Delhi Belly director Abhinay Deo and another script put together by a debutant director. And as per trade pundits, Farhan and Ritesh are expected to invest a whooping Rs 300 crores in all these projects.

We are not sure what propelled their big plans. Maybe it was the Rs 200 crores plus collection of Don 2 or the most prestigious accolade – a National Award for best choreography for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Whatever the reason, we are certainly looking forward to their combined work.

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  • Bambi

    I am really pursrised at the way you are dissing the old Don. Even the old Don was very stylish and I am not talking of amitabh’s green shirts and suits here. The first forty minutes at least are beautifully shot and scripted. The film on the whole was very well written and for a change had a great role for an actress. Small time actors had some wonderful moments too, something that I sorely miss whenever I get to see some of the recent bollywood movies.Is it style over substance? Well, probably, though I have to say I’ve never really understood that phrase One thing that irks me, and I am not talking about you here, but people in general, is that when people confuse style with surface gloss. it is this terrible bhansali syndrome which makes people confuse beauty with colours that really puts me off with so many bollywood movies. May be more learned critics will call it another evidence for the ubiquity of the “postmodern condition” where everything is all surface and there is nothing more mortifying than to be taken seriously, least of all movies. but to me personally these so called “stylish” movies seem to be terrible waste of time.I haven’t seen this new Don yet but I liked Akhtar’s previous two films a lot, two of the very few recent bollywood films that I liked, and I am actually looking forward to watch it if i can find it somewhere near.

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