Sat, Jun 24, 2017 | updated 12:57 AM IST

Vidyut Jamwal to channel `George of the Jungle` in next

Updated: Sep 06, 2016 17:44 IST      
Vidyut Jamwal to channel `George of the Jungle` in next
New Delhi [India], Sep 6 (ANI): Vidyut is lord of the jungle and he will have an elephant for a friend in Rohan Sippy's action thriller which is being produced by Junglee Pictures.

Back in 1961, Shammi Kapoor had screaming, "Yahoo! Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kaye" as he went sliding down the snow with debutante Saira Banu in Subodh Mukherjee's Junglee.

Half a century later, Vidyut Jammwal is gearing up for another Junglee, and he'll have a family of elephants for company.

Produced by Junglee Pictures and directed by Rohan Sippy, the action thriller about a unique friendship between man and beast will roll early next year.

Vidyut plays an animal loving vet out to uncover a deadly poaching racket that took away his father and wiped out his beloved elephant's family.

Director Rohan Sippy reveals that the idea came to him because of his three-year old daughter who has brought back memories of some of the films he loved watching as a child.

"I grew up before television arrived on the scene so the biggest treat for my friends and me was when my dad (Ramesh Sippy) would bring a projector home and screen 'Haathi Mere Saathi' for us. That was one film I watching on every birthday for at least three-four years. And that's what triggered off the idea of Junglee," he informs.

The director plans to shoot with an actual elephant but as with Jungle Book and the 3D battle sequences in 'Game of Thrones', technology will play a role in making the shoot easy and the film larger-than-life.

Vidyut who has lived in Kerala, learnt Kalaripayattu there, grown up in the midst of nature and with all cats, dogs and elephants as friends, connected with the subject instantly.

"I am a huge animal lover and this is a great adventure drama," he avers, adding that since he heard the narration, he has been working with the team to create a new kind of action that no one in the world has seen yet.

Rohan admits that he's loved Vidyut since he saw him for the first time in 'Force'. "With an actor like Vidyut you can design a choreography-style of action. Films that we can enjoy as a family need to comeback," he maintains. (ANI)

Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 23 (ANI): Looks like, Khloe Kardashian's beau Tristan Thompson was able to pass the best friend test and gain Malika Haqq's seal of approval.

Full Story >>

'Sachin: A Billion Dream' creates one more record

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 17:39 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): 'Sachin: A Billion Dream' creates a record just like the master blaster himself. It is the first ever docu-drama to cross 50 million.

Full Story >>

Prabhas to work with Sajid Nadiadwala?

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 17:20 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): A little birdie chirped that Prabhas had a meeting with filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala. Is something cooking in the BTown?

Full Story >>

KJo talks about the girl who made him cry

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 16:54 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): When the most celebrated host of the nation is on the other side of the table and being asked questions, what sets in, is a fun, entertaining and inquisitive ambience.

Full Story >>

SRK's 'Radha' song gets attached to Salman's 'Tubelight'

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 16:06 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan took their association further, the first song of Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming next 'Jab Harry met Sejal' is attached to Salman Khan's recently released film 'Tubelight'.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Jake Gyllenhaal is all set to bring the real life struggles of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman in upcoming movie 'Stronger'.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): When it is about portraying a role of a superhero in India, the only name that comes to our mind is Hrithik Roshan as 'Krrish'.

Full Story >>

Gemma Arterton no longer part of 'Christopher Robin'

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 13:22 IST     

Los Angeles [USA], June 23 (ANI): It seems like Gemma Arterton will not be co-starring in Disney's much awaited movie 'Christopher Robin'.

Full Story >>

Nobody knows what 'MOM' is feeling in new trailer

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 13:06 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): After engaging the fans with the posters and the intense first trailer, Sridevi is back with a bang in the second trailer of her much-awaited movie 'MOM'.

Full Story >>

Alia to play Kashmiri girl in Meghna Gulzar's next

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 12:41 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): She started as the diva in 'Student of the Year,' then went on to be the rural Bihari girl in 'Udta Punjab' and a girl from Uttar Pradesh in her last release 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania.' Now, Alia Bhatt is all set to play a Kashmiri girl in Meghna Gulzar's upcoming movie 'Raazi'.

Full Story >>

Saif Ali Khan's 'Kaalakaandi' gets a September release date

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 11:44 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Saif Ali Khan's dark comedy 'Kaalakaandi' has a release date now.

Full Story >>

Amy Poehler thinks Day-Lewis will return.as someone else!

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 11:42 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): While the whole world is upset over Daniel Day-Lewis retiring from acting, comedian-turned-actress Amy Poehler feels that Day-Lewis is going to return as another actor.

Full Story >>

Bill Cosby to educate young people about sexual abuse laws

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 10:47 IST     

New York [USA], June 23 (ANI): After getting a mistrial in the case in which a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her, Bill Cosby is now planning to host town halls to educate young people on sexual assault laws to protect themselves against false charges.

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. [USA], June 23 (ANI): The Hollywood Walk of Fame's class of 2018 has been revealed and it just got more star-studded than ever.

Full Story >>

Johnny Depp wants to kill Trump?

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 09:50 IST     

London [UK], June 23 (ANI): Johnny Depp has made his disdain for President Donald Trump more than clear. But his recent quip has left people wondering if his intentions are a little more than just nefarious.

Full Story >>

Denzel Washington's legal drama gets a new title

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 09:32 IST     

Los Angeles [USA], June 23 (ANI): Sony's upcoming legal drama starring Denzel Washington and Colin Farrell has a new title now.

Full Story >>

Sridevi clarifies comment on daughter Jhanvi Kapoor

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 08:42 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Bollywood diva Sridevi received some angry reactions for saying she would prefer her daughter Jhanvi Kapoor to get married rather than pursuing an acting career, but now the actress has issued a clarification on her comment.

Full Story >>

'Jurassic World' sequel now has a title!

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 22:49 IST     

New Delhi [India], Jun 22 (ANI): The 'Jurassic World' sequel is just a year away and now, it has an official title!

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 22 (ANI): It's official! Ron Howard has stepped in to direct Lucasfilm and Disney's untitled Han Solo movie.

Full Story >>

2 holdouts prevented Bill Cosby conviction, says juror

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 19:32 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 22 (ANI): Two holdouts kept Bill Cosby from being convicted guilty of sexual assault, a juror has revealed.

Full Story >>