Bollywood Movie Kambakkhat Ishq
Kambakkhat Ishq is a Indian Bollywood film directed by Sabbir Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. The film, a remake of the 2002 Tamil film Pammal K. Sambandam, will feature Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in pivotal roles along with actors Aftab Shivdasani and Amrita Arora in supporting roles.
Hollywood actors Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards and Brandon Routh will be appearing in cameos, reportedly playing themselves. Originally scheduled to release in December 2008, the film was postponed due to extensive production work and is now slated for a release on May 29, 2009.
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In November 2007, producer Sajid Nadiadwala announced that he had signed on actor Akshay Kumar to essay the lead role in his film whilst later that month, it was announced that Kareena Kapoor was signed on to play the female lead. It will be the seventh time that Kumar and Kapoor are paired together on-screen. Kumar will be reportedly seen playing a Hollywood stuntman in the film whereas Kapoor, a high-society girl. According to Nadiadwala, "It will be an international love story on a lavish scale."
The project was originally expected to commence filming in January 2008 in Los Angeles, California with nine actors from Hollywood but due to extensive pre-production work on the film, it was later shifted to May 2008. Reports indicated that actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger was signed on to do a cameo and that the film would feature a performance from singer and actress Beyoncé Knowles. Prashant Shah, line producer of Kambakkht Ishq in L.A. commented, "...We are in talks with Beyoncé and we have also received a letter from Arnold's office...Things will be confirmed shortly and we will be making a formal announcement when that happens." It was later reported that both of the stars would not be appearing in the film.
In March 2008, Nadiadwala announced that "this would be the first Indian film to be shot within Universal Studios. However, when a fire broke out on the backlot of Universal Studios on June 1, 2008, the shooting of the film was expected to be delayed but the producer indicated, "...so far the area where we are supposed to shoot remains unaffected. So for now we are proceeding on schedule. Later that month, the cast finally began filming for the project in Los Angeles, California, where pivotal scenes were shot at the Kodak Theatre and Universal Studios. In August 2008, reports had indicated that the film was 50-60% complete and the cast would continue filming for the project in Venice, Italy. After completing their overseas schedule, the production team later headed to shoot in Mumbai, India.
During December 2008, reports surfaced indicating that Kumar and Kapoor would appear alongside Carmen Electra in a promotional music video for the film. However in February 2009, Nadiadwala announced that Electra wouldn't be appearing in the music video and was replaced by the music group RDB. According to Nadiadwala, "It is not a music video but a song that we will use as an integral part of the film. It will occur close to the film's interval. It will also be the first promotional song. The first trailer of the film was shown alongside the release of Jehangir Surti's film Aa Dekhen Zara.