In an earlier interview to Screen, Nitesh Tiwari had said that he’s working on a project with Disney UTV. Now, rumour has it that Aamir Khan is set to do a film for the studio. This has led to speculations that this film, which Tiwari is set to direct for Disney UTV, will have Khan in the lead. The director had got a lot of appreciation for the critically-acclaimed Chillar Party and of course, the recently-released Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Bhoothnath Returns, so it won’t come as a surprise if his next will be with Khan. Apparently, the film is a drama.
But when contacted, Tiwari said, “I don’t think it’s right on my part to comment on it as of now, since these are just speculations. So, I’d rather not say anything.”
A spokesperson from Disney UTV also took a “no comments” stance. Guess we’ll have to wait a little longer to get more details on this front!
Manish Paul in Abbas-Mustan’s action flick?
TV anchor Manish Paul made his acting debut as the lazy hacker, Mickey in Mickey Virus last year and was even nominated in the Most Promising Debut category at Screen Awards. Now it is heard that Paul has signed his second film.
And according to reports, the film is director duo Abbas-Mustan’s next. In fact, the actor was spotted chatting away with the directors at a recent event and has been seen by many, practising his punches and kicks in the wee hours in Mumbai’s Juhu beach. Paul was unavailable for comment when we tried contacting him for a confirmation.
Yashpal Sharma plays a bad guy in Manjunath
Yashpal Sharma, who has films like Lagaan, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Gangs Of Wasseypur and others to his credit, will be seen as a villain in Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ Manjunath. A biopic, it is inspired by the true story of a boy in Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh who fought the fuel mafia and was brutally killed in 2005.
Manjunath, which also stars Seema Biswas, Divya Dutta and Anguri Alag, is directed by adman-turned-director Sandeep Varma. It is slated to release on May 9.