Parzania filmmaker Rahul Dholakia has finally zeroed in on his next script. He admits that he was juggling with a variety of options, but has now settled on an action thriller, which he is planning to shoot with fresh talents.
“My next film will be on drugs and the underworld. It will have lots of young talents. There will be no star playing the lead, as I need a 19-year-old kid for that role,” says Dholakia, whose last release was Lamhaa: The Untold Story of Kashmir (2010).
The National Award-winning director is set to fly to the US today to finish off the first draft of the script, “I am going to America on Sunday to finish my first draft and will be back after three weeks. Only once I return will I decide whom to cast for the film,” the writer-director says. He also refuses to divulge details of the story, saying, “It’s still untitled.”
Dholakia, who had scored the national honour for his socio-political-thriller Parzania (2005), was also readying to make a courtroom drama, Kanoon, which bears a close resemblance to the 2007 Nandigram massacre related to land takeover in West Bengal. But apparently he’s now put the project on hold for the time being. “I am not writing that film now,” he reveals.
Dholakia had started working on Kanoon under BR Films a year ago, which then got stalled after producer Ravi Chopra fell ill following serious health issues.