Bipasha Basu and Abhay Deol were supposed to make their Hollywood debut in Rolland Joffé’s Singularity. The film’s release was delayed owing to financial problems, and Abhay admits he’s unaware of the project’s progress.
He says, “I am clueless. Though I am in touch with the team, I haven’t spoken about the project.” Oscar-nominated director Joffé’s $28 million time-travel fantasy apparently ran into trouble when the makers owed an estimated $15.13 million to creditors, cast and crew.
Abhay adds, “I haven’t been in the loop and don’t know what is happening exactly. But I do hope they wrap it up and release it soon.”
Singularity was shot in Australia and India, and also stars Hollywood actors Josh Hartnett and Neve Campbell. In the film, sources claim Abhay sports long hair and a flowing beard, which he has never attempted before.
Speaking of his own experience as producer, he recalls the time he’d launched his production house with a film, Basra, that later got shelved. He says, “It is ironic that I started the production house and planned to make Basra, as good films weren’t coming my way back then. But after getting the script and cast in order, problems started to flare up. As I am now acting in the right kind of films, I have no plans of turning producer now or ever.”
Deol adds that he also looks for films that are high on content. “Content-driven films are my goal and I have some good ones in hand. I want to keep doing different things on screen. I plan to keep my audience guessing about my next step. I don’t want to be stuck with a romantic or comic image.”