Adlabs backs Harry Baweja

Mumbai: Adlabs is now backing Harry Baweja to do three films for them to the tune of Rs. 500 million ( Rs.50 Crore).

The first on is Speed starring Urmila Matondkar and Aftab Shivdasani etc. The next is Love 2050, the debut vehicle of Harry’s son Harman. Priyanka Chopra will play the female lead. The third too is a big budget flick.

Praveen Nischol from Adlabs does not share much information. “I’m not aware of the latest development. But we are indeed making few projects with Harry.”

But Harry Baweja confirms the news. “Adlabs is backing my 3 projects. I will take them on one by one from August onwards.”

Meanwhile, Mani Rathnam’s is busy completing Guru. The film, starring Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vidya Balan, Mallika Sherawat and above all, Mithun Chakraborty, is a leaf out of the late tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani’s life and times. It has been shot extensively at the Binny Mills in Chennai, where a set of the bustling Pydhonie area of south-central Mumbai was erected, depicting the 1962-80 period. With Mani’s eagle eye for detail, one can be sure of a visual treat. Instead of Dassehra, Guru will now be released during Christmas period – 22 nd December.

After Guru, Mani Ratnam will direct Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and probably Kareena Kapoor in Bobby Bedi and Adlabs’ film tentatively titled Lajjo.