Vikram Bhatt, my saviour: Mahaakshay Chakraborty

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actor Mahaakshay Chakraborty is not a part of the sequel of Vikram Bhatt's “Haunted 3D”, but he isn't complaining.

“Vikram is my saviour. 'Haunted 3D' became successful and gave me a new position in the industry. I have had a great time working for the film and it is a great memory,” Mahaakshay, son of veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty, in a statement.

The 2011 film, “Haunted 3D” was declared a hit at the box office. Bhatt is now working on a sequel of the film.

“'Haunted 2' should go on floors by the end of the year. But, it won’t have Mahaakshay. Instead, the sequel will have new actors,” said Bhatt.

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John's Priya goes clickety-click at National awards

John Abraham turned up for the 60th National Film Awards ceremony in the capital with his girlfriend Priya Runchal, dressed in a sober gold ensemble. She was more than excited when her beau went onto the stage, and she couldn't stop taking his pictures on her phone.

Priya was spotted sitting on one end of the Vigyan Bhavan auditorium in New Delhi Friday evening, while John took his seat on the awardees' side with "Vicky Donor" director Shoojit Sircar.

The movie, John's debut production won the best film providing wholesome entertainment award.

When John went up on the stage to collect the honour from President Pranab Mukherjee, Priya immediately took out her phone and went on clicking pictures, instead of joining the entire crowd in clapping and cheering for her beau. However, her happiness was visible in the gleam in her eyes.

John was also being the perfect beau by taking care of Priya. He didn't go to his seat until she was comfortable.

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No starry dreams for 'Filmistaan' director

Director Nitin Kakkar says he has never dreamt of working with any specific Bollywood stars as he is more keen to work with “brilliant minds”

"I am into hardcore filmmaking. There is no Bollywood celebrity whom I would like to work with in specific, but yes I want to work with brilliant minds and there are so many of them. My cast and crew is story-driven, so I take them as it comes," Kakkar told IANS.

“Filmistaan” won the best Hindi film honour at the recently held 60th National Film Awards May 3.

Born in Mumbai, Kakkar made his debut with award winning short film “Black Freedom” in 2004.