Oscar nominated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur made the movie ‘Mr. India’, starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi, more than two decades ago. But the movie till date remains people’s favorite and is especially liked by the kids.
The director, who is currently busy with the pre-production work of his ambitious project ‘Paani’, said that he would be making a movie similar to ‘Mr. India’ for the kids after ‘Paani’.
“I have a promise to keep to the children of India. After ‘Paani’, a film like ‘Mr. India’. But not till ‘Paani’ is done,” said the director to IANS.
Shekhar Kapur penned the movie ‘Paani’ 15 years ago. But the director only recently found producer for it. Yash Raj Films recently took on the responsibility of producing this ambitious project.
“The wait was long because I wanted a producer that clearly saw my vision of the film, loved it, and added to it,” he said.
He said that he found the perfect producer in Aditya Chopra.
“Found that in Aditya Chopra. To me, a film must be larger than its story. Larger than its director. Larger than its actors. Larger even than its own vision. Always tried that,” concluded Shekhar Kapur.
‘Paani’ 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.