Monday, July 09, 2007
Just when it was rumoured that Bunty Walia had shelved his film Just Punjabi, the producer has decided to revive the project.
It has been close to two years since Walia announced his film. Back then, it was reported that Sanjay Dutt had been signed for the lead role, while Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai were in talks to act in the film. Apoorva Lakhia was supposed to direct the movie.
But Lakhia's movie Ek Ajnabee, produced by Walia, turned out to be a big flop. Thereafter, Lakhia got busy with Shootout At Lokhandwala. With no progress on Just Punjabi, the film was assumed shelved.
Bunty Walia is now giving the project a new lease of life. First-timer Jaspreet Walia will now direct Just Punjabi. While Sanjay Dutt is still said to be a part of the project, Walia has reportedly approached Ash and Abhi for other main roles in the film.
Walia is optimistic that the couple will agree to star in his film. It remains to be seen whether his optimism comes true.