By Hindustan Times
After his award-winning directorial debut, I Am Kalam, last year, Nila Madhab Panda’s second film, Jalpari too has won rave reviews at the just-concluded Cannes Film Festival.
Now, while he is still scripting his next, rumours of Hollywood star Richard Gere starring in the film are growing strong. Harrison Ford’s name has been brought up too.
“We’re talking to a lot of people. Nothing is confirmed yet, but this film will be much bigger (compared to his past films),” says Panda cautiously, when asked to comment on the untitled film based on the issue of world food security, which also stars I Am Kalam child actor Harsh Mayar.
He adds, “Sometimes, a few things come out in the media that send a completely different signal to the actors. So I shouldn’t talk much about it. As for Mr Gere, we are still havin