Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Shammi Kapoor's son directs Rishi Kapoor!

Aditya Raj Kapoor, son of the charming actor of yesteryears Shammi Kapoor, is taking up his second directorial venture in style! Despite being born and brought up in a filmy-family that left

its mark in Hindi cinema, Aditya is making yet another English film, studded with some of the industry's biggest stars.

Written and directed by Aditya Kapoor , Don't Stop Dreaming is a film that features Aditya's cousin brother, the famous Rishi Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor plays a character named Groovy! Groovy is a former Asian pop-star who later gets into the clothes and textile business. But this is not the first time Rishi and Aditya have worked together. Rishi played the role of Om Suri in Aditya's directorial debut Sambar Salsa, which released last year. Rishi is not the only one who has worked with Aditya twice in a row. Singer-composer-actor Taz of 'Stereo Nation' fame made his acting debut in Sambar Salsa. He didn't sign any other films until he was offered Don't Stop Dreaming. The music of this film, which mostly includes club anthems, has also been composed by him.

Don't Stop Dreaming will also mark the international debut of Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty. Reportedly, Suniel only makes a cameo in this film and hasn't charged a penny for it! The movie also has other multi-cultural cast including Michelle Collins and Richard Blackwood. Collins, who makes her film debut with Don't Stop Dreaming, plays Rishi Kapoor's wife. Aditya believes that handling so many stars from varied backgrounds was a big challenge, but all worth the effort.

Don't Stop Dreaming is a musical comedy about a group of young friends who want to leave their mark on the musical front. Set entirely in Birmingham, known as the Bhangra Capital of the world, the story revolves around these youngsters who come together and form a multi-cultural band that fuses eastern music with the western tunes. They start off by performing at a pub but, as the name suggests, they don't stop dreaming of going higher! Aditya is putting final touches to the film now. It is speculated to release on March 16 in the UK. Although Aditya is more interested in making English films, he plans to work on the remake of his dad's film Dil Deke Dekho next year.

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