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Deepa on movie direction spree

india Updated: Jun 23, 2006 16:32 IST
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While Deepa Mehta gets ready to launch her big period epic Exclusion with Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham and Terence Stamp, she has also decided to do a moderate-budgeted movie Heaven On Earth which deals with the life of a Punjabi bride in Toronto.

"And before you ask, it isn't a light film to counter the heaviness of Water. It is again going to be a very dark film like Water. The idea came to me while I have been touring the US with Water," Deepa said .

"I thought of a film on the life of a bride from Punjab and how it changes in the course of just seven days. It is also about the dynamics of a family change. I start shooting on July 1 and complete the film in seven weeks after which I go on to my big one Exclusion."

The leading lady for Heaven On Earth is on the verge of being finalised. "All I can tell you is it isn't a Bollywood actress," said Deepa.

"It will be in Punjabi with a smattering of English. I had to do something quickly while I am waiting for the big one to come together.

"Water has acquired a life of its own. The kind of ovation I have seen it getting is unbelievable. No where in the world Water has been seen as a typical Bollywood film, though it's a Hindi film."

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