Deepti Naval turns director, ropes in Manisha Koirala

Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) After Nandita Das, avant-garde actress Deepti Naval has turned director. Her directorial debut has a rather poetic title - "Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish" and she has signed on close friend Manisha Koirala as the heroine.

But this is not the first time she had directorial plans. She had earlier thought of a film with Madhuri Dikshit playing the lead role.

"The main lead for that didn't work out. Madhuri got busy with the Yashraj Films' 'Aaja Nachle'. And she asked me to come and shoot the film in the US. But since that script required me to shoot in Himachal Pradesh, I decided to put it aside for now," Deepti told IAN