Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hello? Where is Upen Patel in 'Namaste London'?

When Upen Patel was signed for Vipul Shah's 'Namaste London', it made big news for the hot shot newcomer. This was because after '36 China Town', a biggie like this with Akshay Kumar in the lead spelt a good career move en route to consolidation of his position in the world of Bollywood.

Surprisingly Upen is still waiting for his moment of limelight in the publicity of 'Namaste London' even as the film's promos have been on air for around a month. While the publicity kick started with specially crafted Chirstmas promo 'Jingle Balle', it was followed by 'Chakna Chakna', a UK bhangra pop number set in a discotheque!

Ever since then, the only two stars around which the film's publicity is revolving are Akshay and Katrina who made for a decent pair in 'Humko Deewana Kar Gaye' last year.

Slated to release on 9th March, there are still a few weeks to go before the film's promotion catches on full steam. During this period, one waits to see when does Upen finally fit into the scheme of things to make his presence felt in the film.

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