Will Shekhar Kapur’s Paani ever get made?

As Hrithik Roshan has backed out of the Mr India director’s most challenging project, we wonder if Kapur’s film will go on floors this year

Shekhar Kapur is in a fix. After roping in Hrithik Roshan, the filmmaker was quite excited to start the pre-production work on his magnum opus Paani, but his ambition plan hit the roadblock when the lead actor conveniently made an exit from the project (for reasons best known to him). Reports suggest that the honey-eyed actor’s dates clashed with Karan Johar’s Shuddhi which is scheduled to go on floors this year.

Fortunately, Shekhar breathed a sigh of relief as Aditya Chopra and Yash Raj Films stepped in to produce his movie, but still there has been no real progress considering the filmmaker has not yet finalised his film’s hero. The Elizabeth director is quite amused with constant speculative reports on Paani. He said on Twitter, “Paani. Never made a film where media is so obsessed with its cast. Even Heath Ledger n Cate Blanchet were newcomers when I cast them,” and added, “Paani is my next film. It’s so huge complex n important that I don’t have energy for anything else. No matter what the media speculates.”

Considering YRF’s strong backing, we really hope Paani will finally be made and Shekhar will certainly get done with his dream project which he had announced almost seven years ago. Good luck, Shekhar Kapur!