Rumours of a sequel to Ek Tha Tiger squashed

Plus, Nikhil Advani gears up for the release of his animated film, and Yash Chopra's SRK starrer will be released during Diwali.

Kabir Khan, the director of EK Tha Tiger, says there are no plans for a sequel. The film, which is out in the UAE, has smashed box office records. Courtesy Yash Raj Films
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Rumours of a sequel to Ek Tha Tiger squashed

Amid the box office success of Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's Ek Tha Tiger, currently playing in UAE cinemas, the film's studio Yash Raj Films denied rumours that a sequel is in the works. "It would be understandable for anybody to assume that the film will have a sequel. However, as of now, there are no such plans. It is mere speculation," read a statement from the studio. The film's director Kabir Khan said: "We have not thought of a sequel. More importantly, we don't have any idea or storyline for it." - IANS

Nikhil Advani gears up for the release of animated film

The filmmaker Nikhil Advani is dedicating his forthcoming 3D animated film Delhi Safari to his 6-year-old daughter. "I made this film for her. I wanted a proud moment where she would enjoy the film with her friends and discuss the characters with them afterwards," said Advani. "That said, I don't believe animated films are only for children. They are for everyone to enjoy." The 41-year-old director debuted in Bollywood with the 2003 hit Kal Ho Na Ho, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Jaya Bachchan. Delhi Safari is his first foray into animation. "It took five long years to complete this project. We even dubbed it in English, which was a very time-consuming and painstaking process." The film, which will be released in India on October 19, features the voices of Suniel Shetty, Boman Irani and Akshaye Khanna. - IANS

Yash Chopra's SRK starrer will be out in November

It has been eight long years since his last film, but the director Yash Chopra is returning to the big screen with a film starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. The movie's teasers, which were shown during screenings of Ek Tha Tiger in India, featured the actors walking around London to music composed by AR Rahman. The movie, whose title has not yet been revealed, will be released in India on November 13 during the festival of Diwali. - IANS

Dimple Kapadia named designer duo's muse

The well-known fashion designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, who are celebrating 25 years in the industry, say their favourite muse is the Bollywood actress Dimple Kapadia. "We've worked with her for the longest time. She can pull off any outfit and wears all our creations with confidence and grace," said Khosla. The designers are renowned for using traditional Indian craft techniques in their work. A retrospective of their creations will be on show at Sotheby's London from September 3-5. "It feels like we only started our journey yesterday. It has been magical, but also not easy," Khosla said. Another avid client, the actor Amitabh Bachchan, attended the launch of the duo's anniversary book, India Fantastique, in Mumbai on Saturday. Bachchan told reporters: "The colours, the finesse of their designs, the intricacy of their workmanship - their creations are strong, lasting and very Indian." - IANS