Prabhas receives special request for ‘Baahubali’ (Movie Snippets)

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Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) With “Baahubali: The Beginning” continuing its success story by winning a National Film Award, actor Prabhas has been urged to pay a visit by some theatre owners who are still running the movie.

The movie has won the Best Feature Film at the 63rd National Film Awards, and Prabhas is overwhelmed.

He was also pleasantly surprised to receive special requests from the managements and owners of many theaters across India, who are still running the film in a matinee show. The owners have written to the actor, asking for his visit to the theatre, said a source close to the actor.

Prabhas shared: “Appreciation pouring in after so many months of the release of ‘Baahubali’ is an overwhelming feeling. Theatre owners are an important part of the industry and their acknowledgement means a lot.”

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Tawang monastery on Shahid’s mind

Actor Shahid Kapoor, who has recently finished a gruelling shooting schedule for “Rangoon” in Arunachal Pradesh, is keen to visit the famous Tawang monastery in the state.

On his first visit to Arunachal Pradesh, Shahid was awestruck by the beauty and the nature of the state. However, because of the extensive shoot and the schedule, Shahid couldn’t get a chance to visit the monastery.

“Shahid is mesmerised with the beauty of the state and he loved every bit of it. The schedule was tight and so he hasn’t got a chance to explore the state well,” said his spokesperson.

However, once the film’s shoot is over, he plans to take some time out and visit the place.

Shahid has already begun the film’s next shoot in Mumbai. The actor has gone through an extensive look journey for his character in “Rangoon”.

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Kabir Khan shares comfortable working bond with Salman

Director Kabir Khan, who has delivered blockbusters like “Ek Tha Tiger” and “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” with superstar Salman Khan, says he shares a comfortable working relationship with the actor.

“I share a comfortable working relationship with Salman. Moreover, after two major hits, I am definitely going to make another movie with him. However, right now I cannot tell if it will be my next film or not,” Kabir said here.

He also disclosed that apart from Salman, he is teaming up with another star, Hrithik Roshan. Kabir is working on the final draft of the script.

“We are discussing with Hrithik for another project. As soon I will be finishing my script, we will be working on that.”

The “Kabul Express” director thinks that though a story is considered as a backbone of a film, it does not get much importance.

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“I am sure there are some great writers out there but they do not get good opportunities. While a story should be a backbone of a film, unfortunately, scripts are not given much weightage. Also in terms of money, it does not make sense while you are making Rs.50 crore film, and paying a writer only Rs.25 lakh.”

However, the director feels there is a shortage of good scripts at a time when directors are turning into scriptwriters.

“I don’t get a good script to make a movie. I have to write my own script and it takes three to four months to finish the story. Someday I hope to get a script which I feel like making a movie immediately after reading. However, that has not happened until now.”

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