His home production, Kaun Bole, has been pushed back to 2010 and Arshad Warsi admits he’s disappointed. “I would have liked to come this year. But Kaminey got delayed and that pushed back Ishkiyan and my movie. No worries, Kaun Bole is sold, my investment is safe. And I believe in angels,” he smiles.
Incidentally, I Believe In Angels, is the title he’d like to go to the theatres with. “Kaun Bole is just the working title, I don’t like it much,” he admits. “The thought for the film came to him suddenly one day. They were shooting for Krazzy 4 at the time and between shots, Warsi would scribble away diligently. In six months, the script was done.
He agrees that he wanted to direct it himself. But since he was already writing, producing and acting, he didn’t want to take on one more responsibility. “So, after finalising the characters and their look, I left the execution to my director Kabir Kaushik. And despite rumours about differences, we got along fine,” he chuckles.
There were also rumours about how his leading lady, Dia Mirza, was giving his wife, Maria, grief and his once rock steady marriage was on the rocks? Warsi shrugs off the buzz saying, “Dia is a dear friend. I really like her, these rumours are sick. Maria was never theatrened by her. She was a little hassled, because while shooting the film I was out of the country for a very long time. It wasn’t so bad during Ishkiyan because though I was cut off in Wai, I’d drive down every time there was a break,” he says.