Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in a Bollywood Movie
Top Hollywood action heroes Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are set to act in a Bollywood flick, a Rs 90-crore production, which is by far the highest budget of any Indian movie.
For the first time, Sly, known for his towering roles in Rocky and Rambo series, and “Terminator Arnold”, who is also the governor of California, will appear alongside Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in producer Sajid Nadiadwala’s latest venture “Kambakht Ishq”.
The film is about an Indian stuntman, who takes Hollywood by storm, but having difficulty in finding his true love in the alien city.
Set for production at Hollywood’s Universal Studios, “Kambakht Ishq” will be directed by Sabir Khan, who will be making his directorial debut with the film.
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala said his success in landing Stallone and Schwarzenegger reflected the growing power of the Indian film market and Bollywood’s increasing cooperation with Hollywood studios, which are keen to cut costs.
“We have signed Sylvester Stallone to be a part of ‘Kambakth Ishq’. We have a certain vision for our production house,” Nadiadwala was quoted as saying.
“Since the film is based in Hollywood … It made perfect sense to appoint casting agents in Hollywood and cast mainstream Hollywood stars. This film is one of our most ambitious ventures to date and we didn’t want to leave any stone unturned,” he added.
Sabir Khan, who will be directing the film, said: “I have been working on the script for a long time now, and it’s an exciting merging of Hollywood and Indian cinema. So, for me, it’s like a dream come true and I have the best producer anyone can ask for. He is making even the impossible possible for me.” PTI