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Brave: Prakash JhaDaredevil director

On a typical film set, where most directors are found sitting by the camera in the director’s chair calling out action, Prakash Jha is always found in midst of the action. Jha, who is known to make films on challenging subjects, seems to have taken a few challenges himself during the shooting of his next film Aarakshan. One would always find Jha with a film camera on the edge of a bridge without support, or on a crane 50 odd feet above the ground or amidst a chaotic crowd or under a bulldozer just to get a shot right. Amitabh Bachchan, who is working with the director for the first time, rightly dubbed him as a khatron ka khiladi.

Being a daredevil director, Jha even escaped a few accidents during the shoot.

Once while taking a shot under a bulldozer, the driver didn’t hear the command to “stop” from the action director and almost ran over Jha. Second time, Jha wasn’t as lucky as he took off on a scooter by himself during a location shift, and met with an accident. Unfazed by the injury, the khatron ka khiladi — Prakash Jha remarked to his crew jokingly, “You’ve made me fall but I don’t think I have fallen from grace (sic).”

Madhuri DixitClash of the beauties 

Now that Sridevi has begun shooting for her comeback film English Vinglish, some film-makers have been trying to woo Madhuri Dixit for their projects as well.

They are keen to have a film starring Madhuri Dixit lined up for release around the same time as Sridevi’s comeback film releases. They want to rekindle the old rivalry between the two stars. Sridevi was the undisputed queen of B-town in the 80s until Madhuri, with her Ek Do Teen in Tezaab, toppled her from her position.

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