Producer Sajid Nadiadwala declares that it is easier to meet Hollywood stars for roles than our actors back home. So he met ‘Superman’ Brandon Routh and Denise Richards and has finalized them for his $20 million project ‘Kambhakt Ishq,’ which also stars Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor. Nadiadwala is toying with the idea of dubbing the film in English for a global audience.
Nadiadwala is also in talks with actor turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger for the film, which revolves around Akshay, who play a Hollywood stuntman in the film. Beisdes all of these Hollywood stars, Nadiadwala has also managed to sign on ‘Terminator’ heroine Linda Hamilton for his film. All three stars are expected to sign up by early next week. While some of the Hollywood actors have walk on parts, Richards has a far more substantial role. She plays Kareena’s rival and has quite a few romantic scenes with Akshay. Nadiadwala reveals that his film will have many more Hollywood actors, “about a dozen, who’ll do walk on parts.” Despite his tall claims about Hollywood stars being more accessible, Nadiadwala did come across some obstacles while trying to sign on these Hollywood icons. But thankfully, they were only those of fiscal conversion. He laughingly claims that he is still getting used to converting rupees into dollars. Though the producer in him feels that these stars are expensive, as a fan, he feels money is of little consequence. “The important thing,” says Sajid, “is that the presence of Hollywood stars in Kambhakt Ishq is not a gimmick. The hero is a stuntman in Hollywood. So the stars all fit into the plot.” Nadiadwala, who shot his Salman Khan and Akshay starrer, Jaan e Mann in New York, will shoot Kambhakt Ishq in Los Angeles from June 27th. Following that, there is a 20 day schedule in Italy. Kareena will be flying in from London, while Akshay is coming in from the Bahamas The next five months promise to be grueling.