The Tata group, with its company Tata Infomedia Ltd(TIL),
will be co-producing a big-budget movie starring Amitabh
Bachchan and model-turned-actress Bipasha Basu.
Aitbaar, this maiden Tata venture will be directed by
Vikram Bhatt and produced under the banner of Cutting
Edge Entertainment, a new division set up by Tata Infomedia
specially for the purpose.
shooting of the film, which is slated for a mid-2003 release,
was delayed due to financial difficulties faced by co-producer
Jatin Kumar, son of noted filmmaker and actor Sujit Kumar.
We were impressed with the script and its storyline
and when the opportunity to participate in the project
arose, we quickly opted to produce it with Jatin,
says Tata Infomedia vice-chairman and managing director
H S Billimoria.
says Aitbaar is a romantic story, which also features
model John Abraham. Popular music director Rajesh Roshan
will compose the music for the film. However, the company
has not disclosed the production cost of the film.
Edge Entertainment, headed by Mandeep Singh, is also developing
other scripts for future Tata projects and expects to
three to four films on the floor within a short period.