After 25 years, Bollywood (note the B) is giving the world what it wants. This is possibly the oddest news I’ve heard all day;
The first of the three [films] will be directed by Sujoy Ghosh and will have three heroes. According to our sources, apart from Dutt who plays one of the leads, the other two may be Salman Khan and Riteish Deshmukh. It is remake of Hollywood blockbuster Ghost Busters. The film is expected to go on the floors once Ghosh wraps up Alladdin, which has Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Riteish Deshmukh.
Given the budget and production values of a contemporary Indian blockbuster (high – don’t let those scratchy old films on community cable fool you. Bollywood is big bucks and these guys are huge stars), this should be a spectacle, regardless of if you’re into Bollywood films or not – doubly so if they keep the song and dance numbers (95% likelihood.) And really, given that Dutt (producer and star) got his start in a remake of Rocky… c’mon. Tell me you’re not totally curious.
No word yet on when the film goes into production or when it is slated to be finished, but I don’t recall Bollywood being slow about finishing a product.
Thanks to Roshangar for the tip – I never would have found that one on my own.