Friday, June 08, 2007
Since actor Abhishek Bachchan slipped out of Rakeysh Mehra's
autobiographical Delhi 6 about the director's growing-up years in
the Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi, speculation has been rife
about who will play Rakeysh's alter -ego.
Names like Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar and even Siddhartha
from Rang De Basanti were bandied. The director denies that
these names were ever considered. "The media came up with names.
They knew better than me.
The fact is, after Abhishek's departure, I've been re-working
the entire script. Now Delhi 6 is an entirely different
kettle of fish from what it used to be earlier." The buzz is that
Rakeysh now intends to make Delhi 6 as an international
English-Hindi bi-lingual featuring newcomers.
Though the Rang De Basanti filmmaker doesn't confirm his
next project's international ambitions, he doesn't rule out the
fact that Delhi 6 could star newcomers. "Yes why not? The
important thing is to maintain a transparency in the presentation.
That's why I liked Ganesh Acharya's Swami. It has a very sweet
simple 'European' feel to it. It doesn't hide behind unnecessary
Kangna's got serious issues
Aamir to do a Salman