Apoorva Lakhia to direct Sanjay Dutt Tusshar Zayed
Apoorva Lakhia has zeroed in on the cast for the film that will launch the duo from Ekta's Kapoor's reality show Kissko Milega Ticket To Bollywood. "It will have Sanjay Dutt, Tusshar Kapoor and Zayed Khan, besides the two newcomers from the reality show," informs Apu.
No Abhishek this time? "Not in this one. I need to work with actors I haven't worked with before. Tusshar couldn't do my Mission Istaanbul. So I'd want to work with him this time even if this wasn't his home production. Zayed is someone I've watched evolve as an actor during Mission Istaanbul. I'd like to take him forward."
However, Apoorva shocks by confessing, "Though I'd like to feature him in all my films just this once I'm going let Abhishek go. And with good reason. Because in the second-half of 2009, I'm doing a film with Abhishek as the solo hero for producer Vashu Bhagnani."
Apparently, it's good-pal Abhishek who got Lakhia the Vashu Bhagnani project. "That's right," concedes Lakhia. "When Vashuji asked Abhishek to do a film for him, Abhishek suggested that I direct it."
At the moment Apoorva isn't too willing to divulge details of the Bhagnani project. But according to Bhagnani it will be a "full-on masti film". The last time Abhishek did a film Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya for me it didn't work. This time I want to make sure the audiences go home with a smile on their face."