Producer Sajid Nadiadwala is finally ready with his crossover film Kambakht Ishq. Shot at Universal Studios, Los Angeles, the film will see Hollywood biggies Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards and Brendon Routh sharing screen space with Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor. “For us to have Rocky, Superman and a Bond Girl in one film — it must be destiny. Even a Hollywood film can’t boast of a cast like this,” says Sajid.
Revealing more about the film, Sajid says it involves a love triangle between Denise, Akshay and Kareena. “Contrary to reports, all three of them have proper roles. Stallone has action scenes and Hindi dialogues too,” he says.
Sly is someone he’s especially fond of. “Sylvester’s posters would be on every wall while working out in the gym. When I met him to sign the deal, I didn’t know whether to take his autograph or his signature,” says the self-professed “mad fan.” However, having him around did pose some challenges. “Everyone in the team was star struck. Whenever someone was missing from work, he or she could be found standing with him.”
With so many Hollywood biggies around, won’t Akshay and Kareena get sidelined? “No. The film is about them. Akshay plays a spot boy who lives life on the edge and Kareena plays a top notch model. They are the lead. The idea of bringing such a cast was to offer something different. We wanted a film industry as the backdrop and for that purpose, Bollywood has been done to death. Hollywood seemed like a fresh idea.”
Even though the film is on hold because of the ongoing argument between filmmakers and multiplex owners, Sajid is upbeat. “I just hope it gets resolved and we can present the film to our viewers,” he says.