Hollywood media and entertainment giant, Warner Bros. made their Bollywood entry by co-producing the $12 million film Chandni Chowk to China, with Talreja, Ramesh Sippy and Rohan Sippy. With Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles, this film is directed by Nikhil Advani and releasing on January 16, 2009.
According to reports, Warner Bros. entered into a three film co-production deal with People Tree Films, headed by producer Mukesh Talreja and director Nikhil Advani.
Of these three films, Advani will direct Chandbhai, which stars Akshay and Vidya Balan.
Jaane Kahaan Se Aayi Hai, which is already on the floors, is being directed by Milap Zhaveri and has Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fenandes and Ruslaan Mumtaz in the lead roles.
Navdeep Singh will direct Basra, which will again feature Akshay Kumar in the lead.