June 7th would see ‘Housefull 2’ flagging off in residential suburb on the outskirts of London. Akshay would be showing some daring acts once again for his upcoming film. He is gearing himself up for dropping down in the midst of the locals from the skies literally. This ‘Khiladi Kumar’ is doing such daring stunts in his reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi Torchaar also. Earlier also he has done many stunts that gave goose bumps to the onlookers. Preparing himself for the other adventure packed action affair, he will be taking free-fall tests to parachute into the opening scene of the much-anticipated sequel of ‘Housefull’.
Director Sajid Khan reveals, "The scene is integral to the story and not just a publicity gimmick. We've kept it strictly under wraps because with six cameras stationed on the sets, we want to capture people's reactions as Akshay jumps down from the heavens above.”
Sajid confesses that to get permission for ‘live’ shoot took a lot a time but as this sequence was a part of the screenplay since its initial stages, it could not be deleted. To shoot the scene excellenty and hassle freely the production team got into the act well in advance and all the paperwork is in order. "Akshay has never done anything like this before and he's really excited. I'm cool because I know the greatest stuntman in the country will pull off the shot effectively," Sajid says. "I couldn't have asked for a better first shot."
Produced by Sajid Nandidawala, Housefull 2, also stars John Abraham, Shreyas Talpade, Mithun Chakraborty, Jacqueline Fernandes and Johnny Lever among others. It should wrap up by December or January 2012 and will be targeting a next summer release.
Sushmita Sen or fondly called Sush is turning hotelier and is excited about the new venture she is into these days. Long back in 1994 she created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win the Miss Universe title. She is now adamant on conquering a new industry which they call hospitality.
She proclaims, “Within the next three years, I will enter the hospitality business. In fact, our flagship venture will be out in the market by that time.”
If you think that the lady had vanished from the industry then you would love to know that this is not the case. Last year this Miss Universe turned actress became mentor by securing the India rights to the pageant’s franchise under her ‘I Am She’ organization, for the young aspirants to the Miss Universe crown. Extremely excited about her plans for the upcoming year, she says, “It feels like a second lifetime for me. After winning the Miss Universe title helping produce more winners from India gives me a great high.”
She reveals that they already have a database of about 1,800 Indian aspirants. “Honestly, I feel we are only bettering ourselves from when we started last year. We aim to empower women. We have had a lot of beauty queens in the past making lots of promises with people wondering if all of them wanted to be Mother Teresa,” Sushmita Sen smiles, adding, “But we make sure that those promises are met. Our winners go on to become brand ambassadors of various causes and that helps raise money for the organizations we work with.”
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