Hollywood inspiration behind Preity's next film?
The actress is rumoured to be romancing a French actor in it
Preity Zinta's comeback film Ishq In Paris is apparently inspired from a Hollywood love story Before Sunrise.
The romantic drama that released in 1995 is about a young American man and French woman who meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one romantic evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
The film directed by Richard Linklater starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in the lead roles earned a lot of critical and commercial success. Later, a sequel to the film Before Sunset also came out.
Preity is all set to romance a French actor in the film but his name is being kept under wraps. Even the crew hasn't been informed about him.
A source close to Preity informs, "All I can tell you is that it's a huge French star." Reportedly, the actress had trouble finding a hero. The film is expected to go on the floor in the first week of November.
The love story is said to be set in France. Most of the shooting will apparently happen in Paris featuring tourist spots like Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum.
A still from the original film
A well-placed source says, "Preity has got an impressive fan base in France and she has got a special permission from the French Government to shoot at various spots with very minimal charges."
Preity Zinta launched her own production company, PZNZ Media and she is making a comeback in her maiden home production Ishq in Paris after a gap of two years.
The film is written and directed by Prem Soni. However, the director says the film is not based on Before Sunrise.