Nevada (ANI): Filmfare Award winner Vidhu Vinod Chopra (Munnabhai MBBS) is reportedly commuting between Mumbai (India) and Beverly Hills (California, USA) for making his debut English venture Broken Horses. Chopra, 53, is reportedly leasing a large house in Beverly Hills, which is currently his second home because he is spending about half of his time here. After his success in India, Chopra reportedly wants to reach larger audiences.
Action-drama Broken Horses, story of two brothers—one New York violinist and another a hired gun—has blood, horses, gore, guns, gangsters, drug war, and bullets. Expected to be released later this year, it will be shot in USA in New Mexico and New York and near the USA-Mexico border, reports suggest.
Produced by Oscar winner Mark Johnson (Rain Man); and written by Chopra, National Award winner Abhijit Joshi (Lage Raho Munna Bhai) and Jason Richman (Swing Vote); it stars Oscar nominated Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler). Writing part of the film has reportedly been completed.
Wishing Chopra all the best in Hollywood, Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that this increasing talent exchange between Bollywood and Hollywood might bring East and West closer. Cinema was a powerful medium, and if used appropriately, it could bring positive changes in the world, Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, added.
Chopra has been reportedly quoted as saying: “Good films don't happen, you have to make them." He reportedly wants to sponsor writing screenplays of 100 greatest movies of India and launch a film school for children.