It seems that since Raj Kumar Santoshi’s The Outsider with Amitabh Bachchan has been temporarily postponed, Santoshi has decided to go forward with another film, still with Big B. The director has moved to another crime thriller for producer Firoz Nadiadwala, a contemporary issue based film titled Power. Says Santoshi, “It’s an out-and-out action film. I won’t disclose the story but it’s about clash between power of anger, lies and truth.” The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgn, which Amitabh wrote on Twitter was the “awesome foursome of Power”. Santoshi has indeed a powerhouse star cast for his Power movie. According to Santoshi, it was easy to get this group of some of the best together: “I just gave them the basic storyline. I did not have the script yet, but even then, all of them said yes to me. They gave me the nod after hearing only a few details. I want to assure them that I will try my best to make a good film,” he said. Also part of the cast are Anuradha Patel, Lekha Washington and Ameesha Patel. One male lead whose partner might become Kangna Ranaut is still to be finalised.
The mahurat took place on September 22 at JW Marriot Hotel, Juhu; the mahurat clap was given by Minister of State Information Technology and Communications Gurudas Kamat, filmmaker Prakash Jha took over the camera and Santoshi directed the shot which gave the impression that Amitabh, Sanju and Ajay are to team up against Anil. Shooting is to start on October 4 and will take place in Mumbai, Bhopal, Muscat and Dubai. Santoshi aims for a release in August 2011.