SALMAN Khan-Asin starrer Ready, which has recently gone on floors in Sri Lanka, is a total masala entertainer says the producer of the film, T-series chairman Bhushan Kumar. Kumar adds the movie will be ready for release in mid-2011.
Talking to PTI, Bhushan said, Salman plays a happy-go-lucky character in the Anees Bazmee-directed flick, which is a remake of a Telugu film. "It has comedy, drama and action sequences which Salman fans would love," he said.
Bhushan said the film has lots of humour, action and drama. We also have good music. In short, it's a total masala entertainer, he said. Besides Salman and Asin, the film stars Paresh Rawal, Sudesh Lahiri, Mahesh Manjrekar. Rawal, who had to return to Mumbai following the demise of his mother, has returned to Colombo to join the unit.
Bhushan said it was Salman who prevailed upon him and director Anees Bazmee to consider shooting in Sri Lanka. "There was a south Indian film which was shot in the island nation. But, in Bollywood, I think we are the first. Sri Lankan government was very helpful with the required permissions at a short notice," he said.
"Besides, he (Salman) said the Lankans were very hospitable. He told us to look at these locations and shift if they suit the script," he said. Bhushan said the film, which will be ready for release in summer next year will have three tag lines... Ready for action, Ready for fun and Ready for music.
The producer added that T-Series does not intend to get into full fledged film production. "Our main business is music. We will do limited production of movies. Patiala House starring Akshay Kumar will release this year end. Film production budgets are becoming huge and the need of the hour is to reduce it," he added.