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Nawazuddin Siddique replaces Farhan Akhtar in Raees

If reports are to be believed, then it would be interesting to see Shah Rukh Khan, who plays a bootlegger in Rahul Dholakia’s Raees

Mumbai | Updated: March 20, 2014 2:33:07 pm
Nawazuddin Siddique Nawazuddin Siddique

If reports are to be believed, then it would be interesting to see Shah Rukh Khan, who plays a bootlegger in Rahul Dholakia’s Raees, share screen space with Nawazuddin Siddique who will play a cop. It was Farhan Akhtar who was supposed to play the role, but had to opt out because of date issues.
Raees is being produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment. When we tried to contact Sidhwani, he was unavailable
for comment.


Rahasya makers to screen film for Talwar’s relative

The makers of the yet-to-be released film Rahasya informed the Bombay High Court that a private screening of the film would be arranged for one relative of Noida’s doctor-couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar convicted of murdering their daughter Aarushi in 2008. The couple, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of their daughter and domestic help in their Nodia residence in May 2008, had moved the High Court seeking a stay on the film’s release. Their stand was that the film is based on “distorted facts surrounding the gruesome death” of their daughter.
The couple had during the last hearing sought a private screening of the movie for one family member. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had earlier informed the court that the movie is based on fiction and bears no resemblance to Talwar’s case. Advocate Atul Damle, appearing for director Manish Gupta and producer UVI Films Production Ltd, today told the court that the film would be screened for one member of the Talwar family and one of their advocates on the condition that they would not disclose the details of the movie.


Sooni Taraporevala ready with a romantic political thriller

Wants to pitch it to Aamir Khan

By Geety Sahgal

Sooni Taraporevala, the screenwriter of Mississipi Masala, The Namesake and Salaam Bombay and the writer and director of Little Zizou, has scripted a romantic-political thriller, which she wants to make a film on. “I am in the process of pitching my script to producers and that could include Anand Mahindra (Chairman and Managing Director of the Mahindra Group and the collaborator of the Sundance Institute) as I am a part of his Screenwriters Lab,” said Taraporevala.
Interestingly, Taraporevala is very keen that Aamir Khan goes through her script. “He’s aware of it but has been busy of late. I am waiting as I really want him to read it,” she said.



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