February 1, 2011 03:17:11 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Is Neil Nitin Mukesh not really getting a heart burn now that his TERA KYA HOGA JOHNY has been indefinitely put on a backburner? If one is in his shoes, it won't be a far fetched thought after all. To think of it, the film has been in the making since the inception of his career. He had signed the film around the same time when he did JOHNNY GADDAAR (2007), his debut film. Ever since then he had waited for the film to make some progress but there were numerous issues that TERA KYA HOGA JOHNY encountered, hence bringing it to a total standstill.
"A delayed project is seldom good news. Period", states a trade expert, "Even a Salman Khan couldn't save his Shaadi KARKE PHAS GAYA when it released after being in the making for years. Shah Rukh Khan too had a random film called YEH LAMHE JUDAAI KE which couldn't survive even a 'lamha' at the box office. Akshay Kumar had Sridevi for company in MERI BIWI KA JAWAB NAHI but that couldn't do well either."
He adds, "Ajay Devgn's NAAM is stuck for eternity despite Anees Bazmee as the director. The only exception has been 'Milenge Milenge' and that's because the film was promoted as reel-life-meeting-real-life for Shahid and Kareena Kapoor when they met break ke baad!"
The voice does have a reasoning here. In such a scenario, Neil can't be expected to be too gung ho about an age old film of his to release, especially when he would want something bigger and better after LAFANGEY PARINDEY and JAIL. No wonder, he is now looking forward to the release of 7 KHOON MAAF (where he plays one of the seven husbands) and is happy shooting for Abbas-Mustan's PLAYERS. As for TERA KYA HOGA JOHNY, it is definitely on a backburner and seemingly far away from seeing the light of the day.