Hrithik Roshan for the principal role.
Subsequently, she aborted the idea of starting the film and made Luck By Chance instead. Now that Luck By Chance has been released, will Zoya make Kismat Talkies next?
"Right now, I am enjoying the accolades and bouquets that are coming my way. I can't think of anything else," Zoya tells me, "But I am keen on making a love story and also a political thriller. Kismat Talkies will happen after those films."
Meanwhile, Zoya's mom, the talented Honey Irani, broke down when she watched Luck By Chance at a private screening. "It was an emotional moment for her, to watch her kids' (Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar) labour of love. She loved the film," Zoya divulges. Ask her if her mom is planning to direct again and pat comes the reply, "I keep cajoling her to direct a film. She's also got an excellent script ready. But, right now, her sole interest lies in completing the house she's making in Kunnoor," she states.