Just five days of shooting left for Amitabh Bachchan starrer
and it has been put on hold. Reason? Producer Ambika Hinduja is getting married Feb 15 to her restaurateur boyfriend Raman Macker in Maldives.
All other activities related to Hinduja's life too have been put on hold, much to the director Leena Yadav's dismay. The grand wedding stretches itself into a good one month of celebrations.
Speaking on Leena's behalf, her husband Aseem Bajaj, who's the cinematographer of Teen Patti, said: "It's true Ambika is getting married after a fairytale romance. And we've all put aside the film for now until the event. The wedding is on Feb 15. But the celebrations go on way beyond."
Teen Patti is Leena's second directorial venture, which also stars R. Madhavan. For the film, Leena has one significant casting to do. It's a pivotal but small role requiring a Caucasian actor. But all that comes after the wedding.
Until then the film remains incomplete by just five days with the director biting her nails in suspense as the new actor's dates would have to be synchronised with the Big B and R. Madhavan's dates.
"It's a bit tricky and complicated. Getting a white-skinned actor at this last stage of the film won't be easy. Websites aren't making it easier for us by telling the world that we've cast Pierce Brosnon in the role. Where did he come in? We haven't started considering anyone yet. We will think of who to cast only after Ambika returns from her honeymoon," said Aseem.
Leena debuted with Aishwarya Rai and Sanjay Dutt starrer Shabd.