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GoW writer Zeishan Quadri ready with two real life stories

PTI  Mumbai, August 16, 2012
First Published: 11:50 IST(16/8/2012) | Last Updated: 18:58 IST(16/8/2012)

Basking in the glory of penning Anurag Kashyap's crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur (GoW) and also sharing screen space in the movie, writer Zeishan Quadri is ready with three projects including two based on real life incidents.

"I have almost three scripts that are ready. I am just giving final touches to them. Two of these projects are real life incidents. One is a crime-love story based in Bihar and another is a gangster story set in Meerut. The third one is a fictional love story," Zeishan told PTI.

Kashyap's two part revenge drama marked Zeishan's debut as a writer and also as an actor where he played the role of 'Definit', a wily and street smart goon who imitates Salman Khan.

Based on the coal mafia in Dhanbad, the movie was about three generations of a family entangled in tentacles of crime, extortion and murder.

Zeishan, 28, who has penned three projects in last one year, intends to work with Vishal Bhardwaj, Sudhir Mishra, Hansal Mehta and TV and film producer Ekta Kapoor.

"I like the kind of movies that Vishal Bhardwaj makes. I will definitely take this crime-love story and the gangster story to Vishal. I am also thinking of Sudhir Mishra, Hansal Mehta for this project," he said.

"The story is based in Bihar and is not like 'Ishqzaade'. It is totally different, never seen before in Bollywood," he added.

However, Zeishan did not divulge details about the project as they are based on real life people and incidents.

"All I can say is the journey, incidents are all real... They will not be changed in the film. The name of the person, location and timeline will be changed," he said adding that by September he will start approaching directors.

Despite receiving death threats for scripting Gangs of Wasseypur, based on real life people, it did not deter Zeishan from writing stories on real incidents.

"I think some problems will arise. But I am ready to face them," he said.

Apart from writing scripts, Zeishan is also keen on acting in movies.

"Writing is my hobby and acting is something I always wanted to do. I will definitely act in all these three films. I don't mind playing second lead," he said.

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