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Arnie, Beyoncé to star in Kambakth Ishq

Director Sajid Nadiadwala has roped in Pop Diva Beyoncé and Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger for his next film Kambakth Ishq, starring Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2008 16:53 IST

Hindustan Times

Sajid Nadiadwala is all set to go international with his forthcoming flick

Kambakth Ishq


In what can be called a casting coup of sorts, the director has managed to rope in none other than Pop Diva Beyoncé and Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger for the film. The film stars the super hit pair of Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor.

Prashant Shah, line producer of

Kambakth Ishq

says, "Yes we are in talks. It is the first time ever that a mainstream Indian Producer is making such an international film. So far, we have had Deepa Mehta who is a Canadian, Meera Nair and Gurinder Chadha who have been Indians of International origin making a splash in Hollywood. But with

Kambakth Ishq

it will be the first time that an Indian producer will be doing this. We are in talks with Beyonce and we have also received a letter from Arnold's office. We are yet to work out the logistics."

Confirming the news director Sajid Nadiadwala says, "Yes, we shall be making a formal announcement very soon. I cannot reveal any further details. As our Indian film industry is making its presence felt and going global, I would like my banner Nadiadwala Grandsons to scale the global level in film making too"

One hears that's not all. After Beyoncé and Arnold, a host of other big Hollywood names will also be signed shortly for the film.

Kambakhth Ishq

will truly be India's first international film.


Kambakth Ishq

, Sajid's production house rolls with an animated version of the Salman Khan hit


for which Salman will dub for, shortly. Followed by a film with Siddharth Anand who is wielding the directorial baton for an outside company for the first time after giving hits in Yashraj like

Salaam Namaste


Tara Ra Rum Pum

. Reportedly, the film is supposed to star Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan.