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Did you know? – Jannat was shot during a live cricket match!

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By K Ashwin Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Vishesh Films’ Jannat was a movie that totally opened our eyes to the big bad world of betting and match-fixing which almost tore the nation apart! One of Emraan Hashmi’s biggest hits, the actor absolutely stole the show in his impeccable performance of a bookie who let his greed overpower his identity completely at the cost of love. On the joyous occasion of completing 10 years today, Vishesh Bhatt shared an interesting anecdote that took place while shooting in South Africa.

When shooting for an important match sequence in Cape Town, the number of people seated in the stadium were too less. To make it look authentic, the VFX expert usually fills in the empty spaces using computer graphics. However, the crowd was so sparse that the expert advised the production house to gather more people to be a part of the scene.

Commenting on the same, Vishesh Bhatt said, “We managed to get inside a live cricket match in Cape Town. It was a New Zealand vs. South Africa one day match and we went in with large guerilla cameras. Every camera had a director because we wanted to capture all the possible reactions. So the spontaneous reactions that is seen in the movie are taken from the crowd in the live cricket match of December 2007.”

Jannat is truly remembered even today for its evergreen music and Emraan Hashmi’s power-packed performance! Read more

Aushim Khetarpal’s book on match fixing ‘The Chosen One’ to be made into film

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By K Ashwin Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Like Hollywood, Bollywood is also known to turn to novels and non-fiction books for movies. But sometimes the films become so popular that they overshadow their source material.

         Herewith, after going through an extensive development period, actor-filmmaker Aushim Khetarpal, is producing a movie on his life along with a Hollywood production house. The film is actually based on his book titled ‘The Chosen One’. In 1999, Khetarpal a sports promoter through his company, Radiant Sports Management Company too got linked to match fixing but wins the case and was given a clean chit from Scotland Yard. Read more