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Priyanka v/s Priyanka this June

February 12, 2008 3:46:38 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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It has been more than a year since Priyanka Chopra had a major release to her name. SALAAM E ISHQ had released way back in January 2007 while Guddy Dhanoa's BIG BROTHER (starring Sunny Deol) which came a few months later was a delayed project where one hardly saw Priyanka.

Ever since then Priyanka has been lying low with only a special appearance in the item number 'Deewangi Deewangi' for Farah Khan's OM SHANTI OM. In the meanwhile she went on to sign some exciting projects but it would be only in the month of June when one would see her returning to the big screen in a big way.

Incidentally both these films are delayed projects as well though not of the quantum of BIG BROTHER. LOVE STORY 2050 and GOD TUSSI GREAT HO are the two films in question, which are now aiming for a June release. Incidentally LOVE STORY 2050 was supposed to be a late 2007 release while GOD TUSSI GREAT HO has been in limbo ever since one can remember.

However, the producers of both the films are now positive that the films would eventually make it in the first half of 2008. While 13th June is the date locked for the arrival of LOVE STORY 2050, GOD TUSSI GREAT HO is supposed to be unveiled on 27th June.

Both the films see Priyanka in a different light altogether. LOVE STORY 2050 is a futuristic mainstream commercial 'masala mix' films that marks the debut of Harman Baweja. The film also stars Boman Irani and Archana Puran Singh. Produced by Harry Baweja of DILWALE, DILJALE and QAYAMAT fame, the film was pushed from 2007 to 2008 due to extra attention being required for the special effects.

On the other hand GOD TUSSI GREAT HO is said to be a take off on Jim Carrey's BRUCE ALMIGHTY where Salman Khan enacts the role originally played by Carrey whereas Amitabh Bachchan plays GOD. Marking the debut of writer turned director Rumi Jaffery, GOD TUSSI GREAT HO has Manisha Koirala, Anupam Kher, Rukhsar and Satish Kowshik completing rest of the star cast, the film is produced by Afzal Khan.

In the remainder of the year, Priyanka Chopta would be seen as a central protagonist in Madhur Bhandarkar's FASHION, a UTV production. DRONA is another film where she has an important character to play (as Abhishek Bachchan's personal bodyguard). Goldie Behl who had made his debut with BAS ITNA SA KHWAB HAI directs the film.

She has also signed Dharmendra's home production CHAMPU where she is the leading lady opposite Bobby Deol. Arshad Warsi and Ritesh Deshmukh are the other men in the film. Kabeer Kaushik who had made a mark with coming of age film SEHAR, his debut effort, directs the film.


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