It's a known fact that Sandalwood's famous stunt choreographer Ravi Verma is working with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for his forthcoming movie Jai Ho. Now, Ravi is lucky to grab another offer in Hindi, where he will be working with Bollywood King Khan Shahrukh Khan. The director has roped in for the upcoming flick Happy New Year.
Amidst his busy schedule, Ravi Verma, who confirmed the news to Oneindia said, "Yes, I will be working with Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan for his upcoming movie Happy New Year. I got a call from the production unit."
Apart from Shahrukh, Happy New Year also features Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Jackie Shroff in the lead roles. It is directed by Farah Khan, and produced by Shahrukh's wife Gauri Khan.
"First, I will finish Salman Khan's Jai Ho. The shooting of the film is scheduled in November, in Sri Lanka. Next month I will be busy with the same." Ravi Verma added.
Ravi Verma has also choreographed dare devil stunts for Shahid Kapoor starrer Rambo Rajkumar. Apart from Kannada and Hindi films, Ravi Verma has also directed fight sequences for various Tamil and Telugu movies. Till now, he has choreographed daredevil action scenes in more than 200 films.
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Schedule In January
Ravi Verma said, "I will be working for the project in January 2014. The first schedule will be in Mumbai, but it is still not confirmed."
Composing Two Fight Sequence
Ravi Verma said, "I will be choreographing two fight sequences in Shahrukh Khan starrer Happy New Year." Ravi is choreographing two fight scenes for Salman Khan starrer Jai Ho as well.
Roped In For Another Shahrukh's Project
Ravi Verma said that he will also be working for Shahrukh's next movie, which is likely to go on floors after Happy New Year. He said, "I will also be working for another Shahrukh movie, which is likely to go on floors by June 2014."
Jai Ho In December
Ravi Verma said, "By the time I start working for Happy New Year, Jai Ho will be released." It is slated to release on 25th December.
Earlier, the crew had started shooting of the film with the working title as Mental, later they re-named the movie as Jai Ho. It is the remake of Tollywood superhit Stalin, which had Mega Star Chiranjeevi and Trisha in leads, and was directed by South ace director AR Murugadoss.
Jai Ho Cast And Crew
Jai Ho is directed by Salman Khan's brother Sohail Khan. It has Salman Khan, Daisy Shah and Tabu in the lead roles.
Second Time With Jackie Shroff
Ravi Verma will be working with Jackie Shroff for the second time. Earlier, he had directed stunts for Anna Bond. The movie had Puneet Rajkumar, Priyamani and Nidhi Subbaiah in the leads. It was directed by Soori.
Ravi Verma Tweeted
Ravi Verma had tweeted, "Hey guys hru all sorry 4 late twit my updates.. have to tel u signed a film with SRK movie name is Happy New Year, wait 4 some more updates."
Credits To Darshan
Earlier, Ravi Verma had credited his success to Darshan and his movies. He had said that he could take up the project only because of him.
Kranthiveera Sangolli Raayanna
Ravi Verma has the credit of directing fights for a historical movie Kranthiveera Sangolli Raayanna, which is the costliest Kannada film ever made.