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Shahid Kapoor To Not Be In The Ishq vishq sequel

Mixed rumors are doing the round of social networking sites that claim the sequel of Shahid Kapoor’s debut film Ishq Vishq. Recently, his debut film completed 11 years, and the actor became nostalgic and took the help of social networking site to express his feelings about the movie. Then, suddenly, reports of the film’s sequel started doing the rounds. But now it is said that Shahid Kapoorr is all set for the sequel of his debut film Ishq Vishk, and the buzz is that the actor wants Priyanka Chopra as his heroine in the new film. The sequel of Ishq Vishk 2, could also mark the directorial debut of Naseeruddin Shah’s wife Ratna Pathak Shah according to rumors. Shahid Kapoor is currently busy with the shooting of his upcoming movie Haider.

Haider is an upcoming Indian drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, and written by Basharat Peer and Bhardwaj. It is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and is set in Kashmir. The film stars Tabu, Shahid Kapoor as the protagonist, Shraddha Kapoor and Kay Kay Menon. Haider is the third installment of Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare trilogy after Maqbool (2003) and Omkara (2006). The film is scheduled for release on 2 October 2014. The trailer features the entire cast and Shahid Kapoor is seen in an all new avatar where he plays an aggressive, pychopathic man and how he kills people and his chemistry with lady love Shraddha Kapoor. The trailer has crossed 42 lakh views on youtube. Tabbu is seen on screen after a long time and her contribution to the movie is worth watching. After Omkara and Maqbool both of which were award winning movies Vishal has come up with Hiader.

Vishal’s style of movies are different than the others his movies are more violent in nature and depict the real world. The plot of the film is loosely based on that of Macbeth with regard to events and characterisation. The film did not perform remarkably at the box office, but won director Vishal Bhardwaj international acclaim. Apart from directing it, he had also composed the background score and songs for the film. Bhardwaj then moved on to adapting William Shakespeare’s Othello in his 2006 film Omkara which won him commercial as well as critical success. The critical success of “Omkara” was responsible for winning Francis Ford Coppola’s attention. The movie Omkara was about a political enforcer who commits crimes on behalf of local politicians.

The movie is all about Love, crime, murder, adultery etc. the movie won appraisal from the international audience. Shradda also shares her experience of shooting for the movie and stated that the movie was a life changing experience. And shahid who is a party freak and has recently renovated his home so that he can has a pub like place in his house has also is seen sporting a new look the clean military cut angry young man look. The good news of all this is that the movie will hit the screens on 2nd October.


Shahid Kapoor’s Haider and Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang are both releasing on the same day – October 2

2nd October is celebrated worldwide as Gandhi Jayanti– the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation. Amongst other things, Gandhiji was a strict preacher of non violence. Hence, it is irony of the highest order, that the two movies releasing on his birth anniversary are both violent in nature- ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Haider’.


Although, people may think that Hrithik is a bigger star than Shahid, but for all obvious reasons, the trailer of Haider proved that Shahid Kapoor will definitely give a tough competition to Hrithik. Whenever Vishal Bharadwaj collaborates with Shahid Kapoor, it results in Shahid’s best performances (remember Kaminey?). That, and the fact that the film’s supporting cast includes veteran actors like Pankaj Kapur, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, and Kay Kay Menon, makes this a must watch for lovers of dark, gritty cinema. Vishal Bharadwaj has his loyal audience. Though his last film was rejected by the cinegoers, he is known for his brand of cinema and has his followers. Besides, he never goes wrong while directing a Shakespearan drama. Cases in point being Maqbool (an adaptation of Macbeth) and Omkara (an adaptation of Othello).

However, Vishal Bharadwaj’s style of film making doesn’t go down too well with the single screen audience. And that’s where the revenues come from. Haider Movie being so niche in genre, might work against it.

On the other hand, Bang Bang looks like a complete crowd puller. It has a genuine A list stars in Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, and a more mass friendly appeal. The film promises to have loads of action, maar dhaad, songs and dance routine, and a bevy of baddies. In addition to this, the chemistry between Hrithik and Katrina is awesome, as they have already proved in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. The idea of Hrithik Roshan playing a daredevil secret agent is surely a compelling one.

However, the movie is an official remake of the Hollywood blockbuster Knight and Day (2010), which starred Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Needless to say, even a lot of Indians have already seen that movie, and hence would not want to sit for a re run of the same old rehash.

Haider movie first look

We quizzed some movie critics on their views on this impending clash. Trade analyst Akshay Rathi informs, “The makers of Haider had announced its release date a year back, while Bang Bang kept on getting delayed and they finally finished the film and decided to release it on October 2. So Haider is at no fault. Also, the two films will have a very different audience base. I don’t think trade will get affected, because people who will watch Haider will not be able to stand Bang Bang Hindi Movie and vice versa. However, UTV and FOX Star Studios are backing the two projects respectively and, therefore, they will make sure that the two films get enough number of screens to release. Haider is more for the classy audience whereas Bang Bang, which is a remake of Knight and Day, will be more for the masala loving single screen audience.”

Trade analyst Komal Nahta however has a different perspective on the same. He informs, “Trade will surely get affected. It is true that both the films have different audience base and will cater to them respectively but there will be a huge chunk of audience who might want to watch both the films. Thus they will be left to choose between the two and that will definitely affect the opening day collections.” We think the Knight (Hrithik) holds all the aces in this battle.