Cinevistaas goes solo into feature film venture

MUMBAI: TV software company Cinevistaas, which burnt its fingers with Yeh Mohabbat Hai, a joint venture with film producer Umesh Mehra, is going solo for its next feature film.

Cinevistaas' maiden independent feature film will star Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty and Arbaaz Khan.The story is pro-cop and is set in Mumbai. It also represents actor Punit Issar's first directorial effort. The film will be ready for release in March 2003.

Cinevistaas' co founder Prem Kishen's daughter Akanksha, who starred in Yeh Mohabbat Hai and will be cast in a 'pivotal and emotional role' in the as yet untitled new venture. Yeh Mohabbat Hai, a low budget film released in February 2002, did not set the registers ringing.

Speaking on the venture MD Cinevistaas Sunil Mehta said, " It has been 20 years since Cinevistaas first made its foray into the ever growing world of advertsing, entertainment and television. Our foray into features is not only well time but also a natural progression for a company which wishes to turn itself into an entertainment conglomerate. " Anu Malik has scored the music.

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