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Paul Schrader set to make film on Mumbai-underworld

After Danny Boyle, it is Paul Schrader, Hollywood's noted script writer-director who has turned his attention on Mumbai as he is set to depict city's underworld on the big screen in his upcoming film.

entertainment Updated: Nov 01, 2009 16:18 IST

After Danny Boyle, it is Paul Schrader, Hollywood's noted script writer-director who has turned his attention on Mumbai as he is set to depict city's underworld on the big screen in his upcoming film.

Schrader, who has scripted cult films like 'Taxi Driver' and 'Raging Bull', is currently in the city as the Chairman of the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) jury.

He told PTI that he has finished writing the script of the film in collaboration with Mushtaq Shiekh, who had scripted 'Om Shanti Om' and also 'Still Reading Khan', a biography of the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha will be one of the producers of the film which is a story about an Indian and an American soldier posted in Somalia on a peace keeping mission.

"I am looking for an American and an Indian star and the film will be set in Mumbai. It will combine commercial traditions of Hollywood and Bollywood," Schrader said.

Schrader also gave an insight to the film's story and said, "American saves the Indian's life during one operation and they become friends. After completing the assignment, the two go back to their respective homes. The American becomes a cop while the Indian becomes a "bhai" (underworld don)."

"The American's father-in-law has remarried and has a daughter who lives in Mumbai with her husband. She is kidnapped and the husband is asked to negotiate a ransom with the bhai. It's a story about obligations and duties. There is also a love story with songs and dances," he added.