Can you believe it? Marathi film, Harishchandrachi Factory, India"s current nomination for Oscar Awards, 2010, would have been produced under Shahrukh Khan"s production house, Red Chillies Entertainment. But then fate had other plans!
Reveals an insider, “Paresh Mokashi, the director of Harishchandrachi Factory"s director, had approached Juhi Chawla hoping a backing for his debut project. Doing the needful, Juhi forwarded this project to her ex-partner, Shahrukh Khan"s company, Red Chillies Entertainment. Perhaps, Shahrukh was not even aware of the fact- his creative team didn"t even consider the film because it was to be made in Marathi, and Marathi films were not exactly on their agenda at that point of time. So naturally, Paresh had to face rejection yet again like he had been facing from everywhere else. All this led him to sell his house and fulfilled his dream to make the film.
A friend of Juhi reveals to us, Juhi still can"t forget the passion Paresh had back then in his eyes. "He was so charged that it should come as a surprise to anyone that he has made a film the way he wanted it to be." the source concludes.