Kites' final leg begins 20 December

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Hrithik Roshan starrer Kites' final leg begins 20 December


Source: Business Of Cinema 

Date: December 06, 2008 


The final shooting leg of Anurag Basu's forthcoming film Kites will commence in Mumbai from 20 December. The movie stars Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori in the lead along with Kangana Ranaut and is produced by Filmkraft Productions. Speaking to, Basu said, "We have just completed the outdoor shooting of the film and now all that is left is the shooting in Mumbai. We will be starting that from 20 December." It is learnt that Mori will also be in Mumbai to shoot for the film along with Roshan. However, the release date for the film has still not been scheduled. 


While Kites is being eagerly awaited for, when quizzed about the news of reviving his shelved project Suicide Bomber, Basu said, "I have no idea where this news is coming from. A lot of people have asked me this and no I have no intentions of making the film. I haven't even thought of it, I was supposed to do it but then now it's in the backburner." Speaking about what next after Kites, Basu said, "Well, I have a lot going on. I have people writing scripts, I am reading scripts, but honestly I don't know what I will be doing next. I have two scripts, but I don't know which one I will be making. I have a film with UTV, which I will begin once Kites is completed." With a track record of both critically and commercially successful films like Life in a... Metro and Murder amongst others, Basu's Kites is being eagerly awaited for, post which work on his other films will commence.



The Kite(s) runner


Source: Mumbai Mirror 

Date: December 06, 2008 

By: Kunal M Shah and Vickey Lalwani 


Rakesh Roshan and Anurag Basu are taking no chances with Hrithik Roshan starrer Kites. They have replaced action director Dick Ziker with Spiro Razatos After burning his hands with Krazzy 4, Rakesh Roshan is being extra cautious with his ambitious project Kites starring his son Hrithik Roshan, Kangana Ranaut and Spanish actress Barbara Mori. Recently, Rakesh showed the door to action director Dick Ziker (who has directed the action sequences for Speed 2) because Ziker’s work did not meet his expectations. After a few days of shoot, Rakesh Roshan and director of Kites Anurag Basu took a joint decision that Ziker should be replaced. After firing Ziker, they got action director Spiro Razatos on board. Spiro has directed action scenes in Hollywood films like Vantage Point and Bad Boys 2 and is currently working with Sajid Nadiadwala on Kambakht Ishq. 


Sajid said, “I introduced Rakesh to my line producer Prashant Shah who told him that Spiro will be the apt choice for Kites.” Anurag disliked Ziker’s work to such an extent that he had to reshoot all the scenes which the latter had worked on. Firing him was a creative decision. When contacted, Anurag said, “We got Spiro in place of Ziker. We shot eight days with Ziker after which we realised that we had to do most of the work despite him being present on the sets.” This is not the first expulsion from the unit of Kites. It may be recalled that Rakesh Roshan had showed the door to cinematographer Bobby Singh as he was not happy with his work. Our source added, “Kites is Rakesh Roshan’s most ambitious project. He has never had a problem with budgets and this time is no different.”