If all had gone well, Satish Kaushik would've joined Anupam Kher, Satish Shah, Deepshikha, Shaad Ali, Shama Sikandar, Sammir Dattani and the rest of the unit of Shash Ranjan's comedy Dhoom Dhadaka in Bangkok this week.
But God had other plans. Satish, 33-year old nephew Dharmendra passed away on Friday morning; after lying in a critical condition in the hospital. No stranger to family crisis, Satish had lost his son some years ago.
"I don't know why these things keep happening in our family. I don't know when I'll be able to go to Bangkok. For now they'll have to manage without me. So many good things were happening to me professionally. It has all been stalled for now."
Satish Kaushik's version of Subhash Ghai's Karz has also not gone beyond casting Himesh Reshammiya. "All the others rumors including the casting of Sushmita Sen in Simi Garewal's role, are baseless."
On a brighter note Satish's big international film, Sarah Gavron's Brick Lane based on Monica Ali's novel about a Bangladeshi couple in London, is being given a big release by Sony Pictures.
"I'll be going to the Toronto Film Festival with Brick Lane It is by far the most important film I've done," says Satish.