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Kapoor and Khurrana to star in romcom

Plus: No takers for Khanna's last film; Come Dine with Me coming to India; Agnihotri backs out of sequel; ABCD tour to start in Bangalore.

Sonam Kapoor will star with Ayushmann Khurrana in a yet-to-be-titled romcom next year. AFP
Sonam Kapoor will star with Ayushmann Khurrana in a yet-to-be-titled romcom next year. AFP

Sonam Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurrana are scheduled to headline a new romantic comedy about two lovers whose relationship is tested during a time of financial crisis. Produced by Yash Raj Films, the yet-to-be-titled movie is directed by Nupur Asthana, who helmed the 2011 romcom Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge. The film also stars the veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. It is scheduled to be released mid-2013. - IANS

No takers for Khanna's last film

Rajesh Khanna's last film Riyasat was scheduled to open in cinemas last Friday, a day before what would have been the late actor's 70th birthday. But the director Ashok Tyagi says it has been postponed because they could not find distributors. "Every distributor is looking at it as a business. He was a superstar and nobody is bothered about his last film," said Tyagi. "I'm still very optimistic. I'm sure the film will find its own way." Riyasat is now being considered for a March release. - IANS

Come Dine with Me coming to India

Britain's popular reality cooking show Come Dine with Me will soon be broadcast on India's Life OK network. The celebrities Sakshi Tanwar, Ram Kapoor, Aman Verma, Samir Kochhar, Manoj Tiwari and Shibani Dandekar are reportedly being considered to host. The only confirmed contestant at the moment is the actress Nauheed Cyrusi, who said she is preparing to shoot the show's first episode. The format of Come Dine with Me features amateur chefs competing to host the best dinner party. - IANS

ABCD tour to start in Bangalore

The promotional tour for the movie ABCD - Any Body Can Dance will start from Bangalore instead of New Delhi so that the injured actor Salman Yusuff Khan will be able to take part. Khan was injured while performing at the recent Big Star Entertainment Awards and is recovering in Bangalore. - IANS

Agnihotri backs out of Hate Story sequel

The filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who directed the recent thriller Hate Story, says he will no longer make a sequel to the movie. "I was planning to make Hate Story 2, but I've stepped out of that project," said the director. "I don't want to repeat the genre. How much more can you show? Now I want to try something different." Agnihotri is currently filming his next project, a drama titled Freedom. Shooting will end next month. - IANS