» Jag Mundhra likely to sign Big B for <i>Shoot At Sight</i>
Jag Mundhra likely to sign Big B for <i>Shoot At Sight</i>
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Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Mumbai (UNI): Without naming superstar Amitabh Bachchan,
filmmaker Jagmohan Mundhra said he is in talks with a ''famous
60-year-old Mumbai-based actor'' to play the role of a Muslim
police officer, whose life changes after the July seven London
bombings, in his film Shoot At Sight.
Talking to UNI, Mr Mundhra, whose latest film Provoked
starring Aishwarya Rai will be premiered at the IIFA weekend in
Dubai on June 14, said the script of Shoot At Sight was
''If all goes well, I may complete the film before October.
I have time on hand till October because French actress Monica
Belluci will play the title role of 'Sonia', a film based on the
life and times of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Belluci has
expressed her availability after October. Right now, she is
negotiating the modalities of her fees with the producers,'' he
Mr Mundhra said he had met Monica at Cannes Film Festival where
she was on the jury and she had told him that a younger actress
would suit the age period of 18-30 in Sonia's role.
''Since Monica was on the jury, she did not get time to see
Provoked at Cannes. I have got a DVD of the movie to send
it across to her in Paris,'' he added.
Mr Mundhra said Monica has not expressed any inclination to
visit Ms Sonia Gandhi in Delhi right now. ''She may do so after the
film is complete,'' he added.
Speaking about Provoked, the filmmaker said it was
screened for Cannes thrice. ''There were three screenings and those
who watched it gave the film a standing ovation. Aishwarya's
performance was appreciated and the film struck a chord with the
audience,'' he said.