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 Chocolate.
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 got postponed.
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 John.