MUMBAI: Post the poor performance of Yuvvraaj, Mukta Arts is now busy completing the shoots and post production of its four forthcoming films. These movies are being made on a total budget of approximately Rs 450 – 480 million (Rs 45 – 48 crores).
Paying Guests is directed by Paritoshh Painter and stars Shreyas Talpade, Jaaved Jaffery, Vatsal Sheth, Ashish Chaudhary, Celina Jaitly, Sayali Bhagat, Riya Sen, Neha Dhupia, Johny Lever and Chunkey Pandey. The film has a budget of around Rs 130 – Rs 140 million (Rs 13 – 14 crores) and is in the post production stage.
Right Yaaa Wrong is directed by Neeraj Pathak and stars Sunny Deol, Irfaan Khan, Konkona Sen and Eesha Koppikhar. The budget of the film is around Rs 170 – 180 million (Rs 17 – 18 crores).
Both these movies are ready to be released in the second quarter of 2009.
Speaking to Businessofcinema.com Mukta Arts CEO Ravi Gupta says, "The film is ready and we are looking at different time slots, post February, for the release. Before that it will be difficult because of the IPL and it being exam time. Therefore even though the film is complete we are not taking a call right now." While the number of prints that the movie will release with is not yet decided, Gupta informs that it will be a mid-size release.
Cycle Kick on the other hand is a small budget film with a budget of approximately Rs 25 million (Rs 2.5 crores). This film too is ready except for the background music. Says Gupta, "Cycle Kick will be a small release."
Cycle Kick is directed by Shashi Sudigala and stars K. P. Nishan Nanaiah, Sunny Hinduja, Girija Oak, Ishita Sharma, Dwij Yadav, Tom Alter, Gurmeet Choudhary, Sameer Kocchar, Shivani Joshi, Krishna Sheller, Ashok Beniwal, Shruti Bhattacharya and Bhuvanesh Shetty.
Hello Darling has one shooting schedule pending and is directed by Manoj Tiwari. It stars Jaaved Jaffrey, Eesha Koppikhar, Celina Jaitly, Gul Panag, Divya Dutta and Chunkey Pandey. The budget of this film is around Rs 130 – 140 million (Rs 13 – 14 crores).
Cycle Kick and Hello Darling are slated to released before September 2009.