By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Come October, and actor Sanjay Kapoor will be launching his
untitled home production. The film will be presented by Boney
Kapoor, and will star Anil, Arjun Rampal and another actor. The
film is to be directed by Vivek Agnihotri, who earlier made
Says Vivek, who has earlier directed Anil Kapoor in Chocolate,
"Anil called me and asked whether I would like to direct this film
for his brother. He said that if I didn't like the concept, I could
say no. The script hasn't been locked yet, as we are still working
on it. Only the concept has been finalised. It's a dramatic
thriller with Arjun Rampal playing a negative role."
Apparently, Anil (who is a stickler for professionalism) walked
out of the film when Sanjay left for a holiday abroad with his
family. He was upset as he felt that Sanjay should have worked on
getting the project together instead of going on holiday. But
Sanjay vehemently denies the rumour, saying, "Anil is doing my
film. We will be starting it in October. Besides Arjun and Anil, we
need to finalise a third hero for a cameo role."
Scoring a 'Goal'
Adds Vivek, "There were some date problems with Anil but that
has been worked out. We were supposed to start this film earlier.
Anil had committed to dates for Salaam-e-Ishq, but that
Meanwhile, his other film, Welcome, got preponed. Anil also had
to market his own home production, Gandhi, My Father and
had to go to South Africa. His next project was in pre-production,
so suddenly Anil had only five days on hand. But all that has been
sorted out, and now Anil is very much part of the film."
Vivek is also excited about his next film with UTV, titled Goal,
starring John Abraham. "It's the most difficult, complicated and
ambitious project that I have ever done in my life. I'm putting all
my energies into that right now," he says, adding that he's in
talks with Priyanka Chopra to play the lead opposite