Updated April 2, 2010: According to latest reports, Katrina Kaif is no longer the female lead opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Silence / Khamoshi, and south Indian beauty Asin Thottumkal has replaced Katrina Kaif.
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April 1, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bollywood film-maker Anurag Basu is directing a Hindi movie titled Khamoshi (Silence) starring Ranbir Kapoor, and Katrina Kaif in leading roles.
Ranbir Kapoor reportedly plays the role of a deaf and dumb person in the film, precipitating the title of Khamoshi / Silence.
Anurag Basu's KITES (2010) starring Hrithik Roshan-Barbara Mori is anticipated to be a big blockbuster of 2010 and a comeback for Hrithik Roshan into Bollywood superstardom.
According to a recent report, award-winning actress Deepika Padukone is considering and being considered for a significant role in Silence. Deepika Padukone is the daughter of Badminton veteran Prakash Padukone. Actress Priyanka Chopra had been previosuly reported to play the role of the mentally challenged girl now being considered for Deepika Padukone.
Of particular interest to Washington Bangla Radio followers are reports that Khamoshi is shot in Calcutta and northern West Bengal.
There have previously been at least two Bollywood Hindi movies with the title Khamoshi.
Khamoshi (1969) [DVD] was directed by Asit Sen has a star cast of Rajesh Khanna, Waheeda Rehman, Nasir Hussain (II), Iftekhar, Lalita Pawar, Deven Verma, Polson, Tarun Ghosh.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 1996 blockbuster KHAMOSHI The Musical (DVD) starred Salman Khan, Manisha Koirala, Nana Patekar, Seema Biswas, Helen, Himani Shivpuri, Raghuvir Yadav with music directed by Jatin-Lalit.