By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM Thursday, June 28, 2007 After directing Abhishek, Anil and Fardeen in Om Jai Jagdish, Anupam is again moving forward to direct his second film. "It would be a romantic film featuring Ruslaan Mumtaz. He's an ex-student from my acting school, and my proudest product so far. For my second attempt at direction I needed a face that was sensitive and vulnerable," reveals Anupam.
Anupam toyed with the idea of casting Ruslaan after the young actor's appearance in Mera Pehle Pehla Pyar got him encouraging reports. "But the clincher for me was the boy's second film Tere Sang which Satish Kaushik is directing for our production company. Ruslaan's confidence level, his dancing and emoting were just right for the character I've in mind."
Anupam's untitled directorial venture goes on the floors in January-February. "All I can say right now is it's going to be a young film about young aspirations. And it will touch on contemporary issues."