More exciting news on the Incredible Love aka Kambhakt Ishq front. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala has roped in the latest Superman Brandon Routh to join Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Denise Richards, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Beyonce Knowles in the movie.
Incredible Love is in post-production right now and is written and directed by Sabir Khan. Incredible Love will be Sabir Khan’s first directorial attempt. He has earlier worked as Assistant Director of hits like Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya? and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, that starred Akshay Kumar.
Brandon Routh, who has just finished shooting an action scene with Bollywood daredevil hero Akshay Kumar, was apparently very impressed with Kumar’s incredible love for dangerous stunts.
The two stars have bonded well on martial arts and fitness. Akshay Kumar studied martial arts in Bangkok before he entered films.
Incredible Love will revolve around an Indian stuntsman (Akshay Kumar) who has stumped Hollywood with his stunts but cannot win the heart of his incredibly unimpressed lady love (Kareena Kapoor).
It is unclear how Brandon Routh is going to fit in, but knowing Bollywood’s lack of imagination and a tendency to cash in on existing perceptions, I suspect there will an insert where Brandon Routh is going to romp around in his Superman outfit and in general make a fool of himself. The buffoonery will ostensibly be aimed at children, who are largely considered brain dead by Bollywood directors. Even if Routh does not play Superman in the movie, there will definitely be strong associations with the comic book hero.
Brandon Routh’s career in Hollywood is not exactly going great guns. Routh’s Without Remorse was to release in early 2008 but Paramount has slated the movie for a turnaround. His scenes in The Informers was deleted after a change in the script. Routh will be next seen in Dylan Dog in 2008.
Akshay Kumar is the reigning superstar of Bollywood. His last movie Singh is Kinng was a super duper hit. After Kambhakt Ishq (Incredible Love) Akshay Kumar will be seen in Chandni Chowk to China, Blue, and Eight by Ten.
Denise Richards is said to play herself in Incredible Love. Indiatimes has said that Denise Richards shot a wedding scene with Akshay Kumar on a beach in LA. That is quite a change! Usually in Bollywood movies, you see the heroes romping with foreign female artists but never ever presenting them to mama. I am sure this will turn out to be a dream sequence.
Incredible Love is expected to hit theaters in December 2008.