February 16, 2010 12:20:28 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
PRIAYNKA CHOPRA and SONAM KAPOOR
Shirish Kunder's debut production vehicle has been surrounded with controversies ever since it was announced late last year. If Farah Khan opting for Akshay Kumar instead of Shah Rukh Khan wasn't a reason good enough to ignite fire, there were also murmurs around the toss up of the leading lady between Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Sonam Kapoor.
"Well, there were quite a few top names in consideration as well as newcomers. But then no one was approached per se. Once we decided that Katrina Kaif was the best fit, we finalized her, approached her and got her on board. It’s as simple as that. Anything else that was said or heard was plain speculation", Shirish brings to end yet another controversy.
Shooting of TEES MAAR KHAN will kick start on 1st March and would get over by the month of August. Also starring Akshaye Khanna in a principal role, TEES MAAR KHAN has music by Vishal and Shekhar and has already confirmed its global release date as 24th December.
"Farah and I are mighty excited to start shooting for the film", says Shirish, " TEES MAAR KHAN would belong to Farah Khan brand of film, as established after OM SHANTI OM and MAIN HOON NAA. You would certainly be aware about the language that she talks. Her films are meant to be complete masala entertainers that cater to all segments of audiences and TEES MAAR KHAN does exactly that. I am so convinced that we have the best case scenario here with her donning the hat of the director and I running the film's production."