Vishal Bhardwaj is planning to make his next movie on female underworld dons

Mumbai, April 29, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Vishal Bhardwaj has created a name for himself in the Indian film industry. He is the director of quite a few hit films of Bollywood; he is also a talented writer, music composer, screenwriter and a playback singer. He began his directorial debut in 2002 in Bollywood’s movie, ‘Makdee’, made for children which was a hit of its times. He has brought forth and used all his talents in his last movie, ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’ for which he was the writer (of screenplay and dialogues), film producer, director and music composer. The movie was released this year on the 18th Feb. and became a big success. The story was based on a novel by Ruskin Bond called ‘Susanna’s Seven Husbands’.

Plans are now underway for him to make another film based on a single chapter of the book ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ written by S. Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges. Vishal is very excited about the whole project. The writer of the book has already affirmed that Vishal Bhardwaj has been given the right to access to the one chapter of his book. Further details on the chapter are not made public by him.  On the other hand, Vishal’s spokesman has also affirmed that he has purchased the rights definitely.

A hint about the chapter which is chosen by Vishal to turn it into a film is that it pertains to the female dons of the underworld in Mumbai. He has happily written a foreword to Zaidi’s book.

The book is suspense cum thriller and grips the reader. It is based on true stories, thirteen of them, about women gangsters and their troubled lives; there is elaborate description of their involvement as assassins, as ringleaders in the flesh trade and in black marketing.

The making of the movie based on Zaidi’s book will take some time to go to the floors as Vishal is occupied with the making of another movie which is based on a book called ‘2 States’ written by Chetan Bhagat.  The announcement was made by him in December, last year; the movie will have Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role opposite a South Indian actress who will be fluent in the Tamil language whose name is not yet disclosed.

The filming of the movie is likely to begin by the end of this year.

Only after he is over with this movie based on ‘2 States’ will Vishal start to work on his next movie based on Zaidi’s book. According to him (Vishal), the cast of the film is not yet decided and he will begin to take the call only after the script is completed. Till then, he will work on its scripting.

It was in the buzz that Vishal was working on another film called ‘Dream Sequence’ which had two females in the lead roles, one of them being Priyanka Chopra. The other leading actress and a man for the leading role are not yet decided; because of the problem in casting, the film has been put on hold.