By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
So what's the latest on Vishal Bhardwaj's international project
with Hrithik Roshan and a leading lady from Hollywood? "Hrithik
isn't doing the film anymore. The role isn't substantial enough,
that's one of the reasons," Vishal informs me. What about the
leading lady? Reportedly, the fee quoted by her agents was almost
70% of the film's budget? "No, we didn't talk money. Actually, we
never reached that stage," Vishal reveals, "We merely had
discussions and more discussions."
So what is he making now? "I haven't zeroed on any script. It
sounds strange, but when I plan something, it never materializes.
For instance, I was supposed to direct Mantra for Shekhar
Kapoor, but it never took off. Or Timbaktoo, but it never got made.
And Mr. Mehta&Mrs. Singh, but it got aborted. All I know
is that I want to start something before December this year," he
states with utmost honesty.