The eagerly anticipated movie ‘Paani’ by acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has finally found its producers. The Yash Raj Films production house has decided to produce this ambitious project by the Oscar nominated director.
“I have been preparing for this film for a long time, but always wanted an Indian partner that has the same passion for the film as I do and in Adi (Aditya Chopra), I have finally found that,” said Shekhar Kapur in a statement to IANS.
“It is a huge production that demands futuristic sets and large action pieces. With YRF, I have found a perfect home for 'Paani'," he added. The film is set up in a futuristic world where wars have broken out over water. Water is now owned by international corporations who use thirst as a weapon of control. In one such future city, a young love story breaks all the rules and in the ensuing war, water flows back to its people.
The movie is rumored to have a strong Indian and western cast. The male lead will be played by a leading Indian actor while female lead will be played by a well known western actress.
It has been rumored that Shekhar Kapur is very keen on having Hrithik Roshan as the male lead.
The movie, which will go on floors mid-2013, will be shot in India and overseas. It will have music by the Oscar-winning AR Rahman.