Writer Ruskin Bond says that he had a gala time devising methods for Priyanka Chopra to kill off her seven husbands in Vishal Bhardwaj’s film, 7 Khoon Maaf, which will also see him making his acting debut.
Bond, who developed his short story Sussana’s Seven Husbands into a movie script for Bhardwaj, will share screen space with the Bollywood beauty in the film.Cameo role "I have a cameo in the movie with Priyanka Chopra. I had told Vishal that he dare not cut me out of it otherwise I wouldn’t work with him. I appear in one scene with Priyanka but I won’t tell you about it," Bond says.
The story talks about Sussana’s attempt to find love through seven men and her gradual boredom with them but the 76-year-old author says he had to search for ways to justify murdering them.
"Yes, it was difficult, but on second thought, that was fun. I had to devise various original ways so that she could bump off her seven husbands without raising suspicion," recalls Bond.
"The methods varied according to the types of husbands. They were fortune hunters and not very sympathetic. It is sort of a black comedy," he says.
“I never write a book or story with a film in mind but if someone finds it interesting and wants to adapt it, it can be done. In this case, I did work on the extended film script and since I know Vishal very well, we worked together and exchanged ideas,” reveals Bond.