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All praises for Sushant

Sushant Singh Rajput is turning out to be one of the most ‘inspiring’ young actors in the country, says Shekhar Kapur, director of the upcoming film Paani.

The movie will have an ensemble cast of Indian and Western stars.

“It’s going to be an exciting director-actor collaboration with him on Paani,” Kapur says, adding that Sushant will be joined by a young leading actress from the West.

 Paani is set in the world of the future where wars over water have broken out.  The plot revolves around how international corporations use thirst as a weapon of control.

 In one such future city, a young couple breaks all the rules and in the ensuing
war, water flows back to its people.

Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film will be shot in India and overseas.
AR Rahman will compose music for the film, which is likely to go on floors by
mid-2014. This is Sushant’s second film under Yash Raj Films banner after Shuddh Desi Romance.

Happy with the response

Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam is happy with the response to his song Taakeedein from the upcoming movie ‘Warning 3D.’ He says he had the liberty of singing it in his own style.

Produced by Anubhav Sinha, the music of the movie is distributed by Sony Music. The singer says “When I was told about this project, I was pretty impressed with the concept. Taakeedein

needed a different approach altogether. I had the choice to sing it my way, in my signature style and now it is receiving great response."

‘Warning’ is a 3D horror film and stars Santosh Barmola, Suzana Rodrigues, Varun Sharma, Manjari Phadnis, Jitin Gulati, Sumit Suri and Madhurima Tuli. The film will release on September 27.

Wishing for a different end

Film-maker Karan Johar’s Kal Ho Naa Ho left many teary-eyed, thanks to the sad conclusion of the 2003 film.

   Now when he watches superstar Shah Rukh Khan dying on the hospital bed, Karan wishes the film ended in a different way. The 41-year-old, who made his directorial debut with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998, admits that he made mistakes and the conclusion of Kal.. was one of them.

   “Every film is a new mistake. When I see Kuch..., now I feel what a ridiculous story, when I see Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, I think it is 35 minutes too long. Kal.. I wish I had changed the end..., ‘Student of the Year,’ I wish it had more of emotional intensity. So, every film is a new mistake,” Karan says. The son of late producer Yash Johar says that his father had a major role in changing the conclusion of Kal Ho Naa Ho that also stars Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta. “It was my father’s decision to show Shah Rukh lying on the hospital bed. I was ending it far more differently, but he said Agar bada star ho toh usko marte huye dekhna chahiye, audience ko rona hai, (if it’s a big star, we should show him dying as the audience wants to cry),” says Karan.

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