By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Speculation is rife that Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi's historical on Prithviraj-Sanjukta has been shelved. One of the reasons the news gathered momentum can be attributed to the fact that neither Dwivedi nor Sunny Deol, who has been cast in the role of Prithviraj, gave a clarification to the media vis-À-vis the current status on the film.
"What's the point in issuing a clarification? All that the media wishes to highlight is the Sunny-Santoshi war [Santoshi was also planning to start a film on Prithviraj]. Why should we add fuel to fire? In fact, Sunny and I have decided against speaking to the media. This is the first time I am actually talking about the status of my project," Dwivedi sets the record straight.
So what's the truth? Is the project on or off? "It's definitely on the cards. The only issue is its budget. Since it's a historical, it requires an 'x' amount to make the project. And I am in no mood to start the film and halt its progress midway because of lack of funds. Till we are completely sure of the financial aspect, we wouldn't begin its filming," Dwivedi states categorically.
What's Sunny's take on the entire issue? "Well, he is returning from Bangkok tonight [Tuesday, July 4]. We are likely to discuss the issue in a few days from now," he explicates, "But let me add, the project is not shelved."