'Paani' script to be reworked to suit Indian audience

Jan 01, 2013, 09:10 IST | Jigar Shah

Buzz is that Shekhar Kapur and his team are working on an 'Indianised' script for his long-pending project

Looks like the glitches on Shekhar Kapur’s long in-the-making film are finally being done away with.

Shekhar Kapur

First came reports that Aditya Chopra had personally taken the onus of backing the film that has been lying in the cans for almost a decade now. Now our sources say that the filmmakers are also trying to re-work the script to suit the Indian audience. 

A source says, “The script of the film had earlier been written by Shekhar Kapur and David Farr, a UK-based playwright. David wrote the 2011 release Hanna that featured Cate Blanchett. But the style is distinctly for a Western audience.”

Apparently, Kapur had given an Occidental touch to his script as he had previously hoped a Hollywood studio would fund his film. The source adds, “Given his connection with Hollywood studios there, he was sure of getting backing from the West.” But now that Adi has decided to extend support, Kapur wants his film to be more ‘Indianised’. “A lot of time is being spent in reworking the script for the home audience. 

Go to top