Vashu Bhagnani has cast the Slumdog Millionaire kids, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and Rubina Ali, in the debut film of his son Jakky Bhagnani, Kal Kissne Dekha.
Apparently, a sequence has already been shot at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airportwhere the kids are returning home after attending the Oscars (as original as it gets) and are “saved from a bomb blast” by Jakky Bhagnani.
Azharuddin Mohammed and Rubina Ali have eight-minute roles in the movie.
Kal Kissne Dekha will be directed by Vivek Sharma, and will star debutante Vaishali Desai (niece of late Manmohan Desai), Juhi Chawla, Rishi Kapoor, and Shahrukh Khan in cameo roles.
Kal Kissne Dekha will be released in May 2009, although it was slated to be released in March 2009.
Meanwhile, Indiatimes has quoted Vashu Bhagnani as saying, “Being a builder I will speak to some friends in Azhar’s area and try to get him a free flat and if that doesn’t happen, I will ensure that his family gets a heavy discount. I will also arrange for the bank loan because I know if I give them the money, it will be spent.”
He also said that he will also put together a financial deal for Rubina and her family.
Jakky Bhagnani has said, “They are examples of ingenuity. They have proved that you don’t have to polish and groom yourself to be a film star. You don’t need wealth and a star father to launch you. Be yourself and people will identify and love you.”
As we reported earlier, everyone associated with the Slumdog Millionaire project has benefited substantially from the success of the movie.
Dev Patel has been picked up by Manoj Night Shyamalan for his next movie, The Last Airbender. Freida Pinto has been snapped up by Woody Allen for his next.