More than 10 years ago, Rahul Bose made his directorial debut with Everybody Says I’m Fine! Though the film was received positively on the film circuit, he hasn’t gone behind the camera for his second film since. However, the actor-director is optimistic about ending the delay very soon. Especially since Anurag Kashyap has shown faith in his script and might produce it too.
For more than half a decade now, Rahul has been trying to adapt Mohsin Hamid’s Moth Smoke. But things are about to change. “Every year I keep telling myself that I’ll get working on this film and then I don’t for some reason or the other. But I feel 2013 will be different. Before approaching Anurag, I knocked on the doors of all possible production houses, independent entities and financiers. But none of them showed any tangible interest nor were ready to take a risk,” sighs Rahul, who will appear next in Deepa Mehta’s screen adaptation of Midnight’s Children.
So why didn’t he move on to some other script? “I’ve spent more than six years on it and I’ve written 18 drafts so far. I could have shifted my attention to something else but the feeling that isse toh mujhe banani hai kept me engaged. Hopefully, we’ll start shooting in the middle of the year,” Rahul crosses his fingers. Amen.