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08-17-2009, 04:51 PM #1
★☆★ Action replay postponed to 2010 due to Super-busy Aish ★☆★
Mani Ratnam’s film Raavana is the prime reason for the delay in completion of Vipul Shah’s Action Replay, starring Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Vipul needs to shoot three songs with Aishwarya for the film, which reportedly is based on the Hollywood film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. With Aishwrya having to shoot extra portions for Raavana, Vipul’s plans to release his film in October have been foiled.
Vipul says, “Yes, what you have heard is true. I need about a fortnight from Aishwarya to shoot the three songs. I’m sure she’s as eager to complete the film as I am. Unfortunately, Raavana has taken far more of her time than she had expected. Besides, she is also shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish, so I have no option, but to wait.”
This is the first time Aish is working on four films simultaneously, though Raavan & Robot are almost complete, none of the films is ready to release. Meanwhile due to work-load & continuous travelling from Mumbai to Chennai, she is suffering from severe flu & chest pain. Vipul is hopeful of getting Aishwarya’s dates towards the end of September. However, they wouldn’t be sufficient as he also needs to shoot with her in November. Also, her dates will have to be co-ordinated with Akshay, who isn’t any less busy. “Both Aishwarya and Akshay are very professional. We’ll soon sort out the dates and as Akshay is also the co-producer of Action Replay, he has an added incentive to give me his dates,” adds Vipul.
About his plans for releasing the film, Vipul says, “I will only be able to release Action Replay next year. I had initially planned the release in October which was later pushed to December first week. But now I don’t want to release Action Replay in December even though I am sure it’ll be complete by then.”
Commenting on what prompted this change in plans, Vipul says, “I can’t release my film just a week after Akshay’s De Dana Dan, which releases on November 27. There’s no way we can have two Akshay starrers in two weeks. Another reason for the delay in Action Replay is that my film London Dreams releases on October 30.”