Aamir Khan took a calculated risk producing ‘Dhobi Ghat’, an unconventional movie with a definite non-commercial feel. The risk paid off, and looks like he’s ready for more. Next for the actor is a film on AIDS.
Director Priyadarshan, who has worked with Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, is now set to work with Aamir for this project. "I met Aamir and narrated my idea. He loved it. I now need to complete the script," said Priyadarshan.
The film on AIDS will have no songs, no comedy and no commercial trappings at all and is likely to be produced by Aamir himself.
"So for now I’m back in Kerala writing a Malayalam film. It’s a comedy with my favourite actor Mohanlal called ‘The Arab Camel & Madhavan Nair’ to be shot in Abu Dhabi," Priyadarshan said.
He chose Abu Dhabi as it has a large Malayalee population. "Even the traffic cops and taxi drivers in Abu Dhabi speak Malayalam…I haven’t directed a Malayalam film in seven years so I’m very excited," he added. The comedy will also be made in Hindi.
"I haven’t gone to Mumbai for three months.I was getting very uncomfortable with what was required of me in Mumbai. Now I’ll return only to complete ‘Tezz’ and to direct the AIDS film with Aamir Khan," Priyadarshan said.
So what happened to ‘Tezz’, the large-budget action thriller featuring Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, Kangna Ranaut, Tusshar Kapoor and Zayed Khan?
Priyadarshan says: "About 40 percent of the film remains to be shot. I will complete it in one stretch in Scotland. But we cannot shoot it before summer when the sun comes out. I hope to complete and release ‘Tezz’ by year-end."(IANS)