Bollywood loves 'The Godfather'

By Subhash K. Jha, IANS
11/26/2004 12:00:00 AM
The Venus-Priyadarshan  team seems to be heading for a hat trick with Venus signing Priyadarshan  to direct another film after the recently released HULCHUL. Venus has also confirmed the by-now Priyadarshan  favorites, Akshaye and Paresh Rawal, both of whom were seen in HUNGAMA and HULCUL. "He is a great director in his own right and we share an excellent tuning with each other. There is no reason why we shouldn't have a long-term relationship with him," says Ratan Jain, commenting on Venus' decision to sign Priyadarshan for its third film.

He does not however prefer to be called a Priyadarshan loyalist. "It is difficult to say as to who's loyal to whom, but the fact remains that we make an excellent team," smiles Jain. Jain is also tight-lipped about the subject of the next film and whether it is a comedy like the former two films. "All I can say is that it will definitely hold a lot of promise with its distinct Priyadarshan style," he says

Incidentally, Priyadarshan is also a hot favorite with Sunil Shetty and Popcorn Pictures, which recently signed the former for a film to be jointly produced with Ashtavinayak Cine Vision.