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Akshay wants Eight by Ten scenes re-shot

News is that Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar wants portions of Nagesh Kukunoor's Eight by Ten filmed again. Vajir Singh tells more.
Hindustan Times | By Vajir Singh, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2008 03:32 PM IST

The good news for Percept Pictures is that their latest acquisition as a distributor, Jannat is doing well. The bad news circulating in the trade circle is that Akshay Kumar is not happy with the outcome of one of the forthcoming Eight by Ten, directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, and wants certain portions reshot.

The film was initially filmed in Canada where due to some production hassles the shoot didn’t go as planned. And it was decided than that the unit would return to foreign shores once the rest of the shoot was wrapped up.

But now, Kumar has asked the producer Shailendra Singh to scrap all the portions shot in Canada and re-shoot the same at a different location in New Zealand.

Sarita Patil, head of production, Percept Pictures, denies this and asserts that Kumar is pleased with the outcome and the film is almost complete. “We have only 10 days of shooting left. The question of re-shooting doesn’t arise,”she asserts.

Their take
Ask her when the production house intends to release the film and she says it will be sometime towards the end of the year.

“Akshay is really busy now so we’ll shoot in October, probably in South Africa,” she informs.

Ask her if the actor has seen the rushes and she nods, “After every shoot, he would check it out and he’s had no problems.”

However, the source from the trade insists that the delay in release is because Percept is waiting to get bulk dates from Kumar so that they can re-shoot certain portions of the film.

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