Blue is a 2009 Indian action-adventure film directed by Anthony D'Souza, and written by American writers Joshua Lurie and Bryan M. Sullivan. The film stars Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Zayed Khan and Lara Dutta in lead roles, whilst Katrina Kaif stars in a cameo appearance. Kylie Minogue appears in a musical number in the film. Blue released on October 16, 2009, and received mixed to positive response from critics. The story & screenplay were written by Anthony D'Souza while the dialogues were written by Mayur Puri. During the time of release, it broke the record for the most expensive Bollywood film ever produced. Loosely based on the Hollywood film Into the Blue (2005), Blue failed to recover its high budget from the box office.
Blue is an English R&B group consisting of members Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe. The band originally formed in 2000, releasing three studio albums, All Rise (2001), One Love (2002) and Guilty (2003) that all peaked at number one in the United Kingdom alongside releasing 16 singles, over a four-year period. The group also worked alongside artists such as Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Lil' Kim. In late 2004, the group announced a hiatus and released their first compilation album, Best of Blue, on 15 November 2004.