The actor who was originally planning to sign ace director Priyadarshan to remake Freaky Friday, is now looking for a fresh director because he feels Priyadarshan is not the best choice for the movie.
A source tells Mumbai Mirror, "Anil is very close to Priyan sir and had spoken to him regarding this Hollywood remake. He wanted Priyadarshan to direct this flick for his daughter and wanted to have Kirron Kher in the role of the mother. But Anil changed his mind because he suddenly felt that Priyan Sir wouldn't be the best choice for Freaky Friday. Anil is looking out for another director to direct Freaky Friday."
The source continues, "Now, Kapoor wants Priyadarshan to direct an action film for his production house instead, a genre that he feels the director will be better at."
Priyadarshan tells Mumbai Mirror, "Walt Disney has the rights of Freaky Friday and Anil has bought it from them. It was Disney who came up to me with the script after they sold the rights to Anil Kapoor. But there were some issues in the script and I have sent it back to make changes. I have asked them to Indianise the story, and if it turns out well, I shall direct it."Priyadarshan hasn't denied that he is in talks to make an action flick for Anil Kapoor Producions. He tells Mumbai Mirror, "I am doing an action film for Venus, with Anil acting in it. As far as making an action flick for Anil Kapoor Productions is concerned, we're talking about it. But let's see what comes of it in the near future."