Bhool Bhulaiyaa has sure worked wonders for Akshay’s filmy career. Now Ratan Jain of Venus Records and Tapes Pvt Ltd. has signed Akshay for his forthcoming film, which will also be directed by Priyadarshan. The actor-director will team up again for this film.
Akshay’s market price surely has reached the skies and with Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Akshay undoubtedly one of the hottest stars in Bollywood. Talking about the film Ratan Jain said, “Priyadarshan has been roped in to direct the film. The film would go on floor by mid 2008 and be released by end of the year.” However, except Akshay, no other actors have been signed for the film as yet. Another film of Venus, Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam directed by Sanjay Chhel will complete its shooting schedule by end of 2007. “The film stars Mallika Sherawat and Rahul Bose as the lead along with Paresh Rawal and K.K. Menon. The story revolves around the theatre group which performs a play titled ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, which has nothing to do with the epic. The film is a complete comic-thriller. Paresh and Mallika both work in the theatre group and act in the play, whereas Rahul Bose is a CBI officer and K.K. Menon plays the role of a Ghazal singer in the film”, informs Ratan Jain. The film, Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam will hit the screens by April next year.
Apart from these two films, Jain will also be producing films for David Dhawan, Sanjay Khandori and Sachin. These projects however, are still are still under scripting stages.