Boney Kapoor is keeping his fingers crossed for his next big release -- "Kyun! Ho Gaya Na..."

By Priyanka Khanna, IANS
8/9/2004 12:00:00 AM
Filmmaker Boney Kapoor, whose four films yielded turkey last year, and for whom this year has been no better, is keeping his fingers crossed for his next big release -- "Kyun! Ho Gaya Na..."  -- starring Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya 
Rai and Vivek Oberio
and slated for release Friday.

Kapoor, who has given a series of flops -- "Run", "Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche", "Shakti" and "Khushi" -- has now gone corporate and will bring out a public issue to raise money for his future commitments that include "Bewafaa" starring Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpai, Kareena Kapoor and Sushmita Sen, "Milenge Milenge" with Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, "No Entry" and distribution of "Matrubhoomi".

"I seriously need to hit the jackpot. My pockets are burning. I plan to go to Vaishnodevi for Mata's (God's) blessing," he told the press. "In today's competitive times, going corporate is the only way out."

Kapoor seems to have a winner in hand with "Kyun! Ho Gaya Na..." that stars the real-life star couple. The Sameer Karnik film has lively music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and also stars Suniel Shetty.

Though its first week will be unchallenged, it needs to get off to a flying start to consolidate its position before "Fida", starring another real-life couple Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapur along with Fardeen Khan, goes on the marquees.

Friday's release "Taarzan - The Wonder Car!", though an interesting proposition, will be no match to the story in which Vivek essays a role of a fast car driver. "Taarzan" by Abbas Mustan is about a car with supernatural powers and has Ajay Devgan in a cameo.

Car designer Dilip Chhabria of DC Design turned the MR2 Toyota into a deep purple wonder car. The car itself cost Rs.200,000 from the film's whopping budget of Rs.150 million.