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Hollywood Warns Bollywood

American production house Warner Bros has warned an unnamed Bollywood producer against remaking The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in Hindi. Vipul Shah’s upcoming Akshay Kumar movie, Action Replay, is supposedly a remake of the Oscar nominee. Warner Bros issued the warning in the form of a newspaper ad that didn’t name Shah directly.

With the ongoing strike in Bollywood, there are few Indian films playing in the Chicago area this weekend. 8×10 Tasveer is still playing at the AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington. Sathyam Cinemas in Downers Grove is showing the Tamil film Ayan and the Telugu film Billa.

Bollywood Producers Strike

The April 3 release of 8×10 Tasveer may be the last Hindi film to open in American cinemas for a while. On Saturday, April 4, Bollywood producers ceased releasing new films until they can work out a profit-sharing agreement with the owners of Indian multiplexes. The cinema owners say that they are only willing to turn over a higher share of their profits for movies that prove to be hits.

That means no new Hindi films will open in Chicago area theaters this weekend, nor for the foreseeable future. The AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington is carrying over Aa Dekhen Zara and 8×10 Tasveer for another week.

If you absolutely need an Indian movie fix, Sathyam Cinemas in Downers Grove is showing the Tamil movie Ayan until Friday, April 10, when the Malayalam film Sagar alias Jackie Reloaded starts its run.