Rumors are flying that producer Sohail Maklai has quietly started the shooting of his film, Knockout featuring Irrfan Khan, Sanjay Dutt and Kangna Ranaut. The film apparently, is a rip-off of the English flick Phone Booth (2003). The shooting, it seems has begun at Mehboob Studios (Bandra) and is directed by Mani Shankar. Irrfan plays the man trapped in the booth played by Colin Farrell originally, Forest Whitaker who played the cop is played by Sanjay and Kangna plays the TV journalist played by Kim Posnett in the original. Kangna will be without her trademark curly tresses and will sport a short hairstyle like that of Barkha Dutt.
Phone Booth is about a man who is held hostage in a telephone booth by a sniper. Apart from Colin Farrell, Kim Posnett and Forest Whitaker, it also featured Katie Holmes and Kiefer Sutherland and was directed by Joel Schumacher.
However, Sohail refuting all the rumours said, “It seems that others know more about my film than I know, but it’s not true.”