Actor-producer Dino Morea is ready to adapt a British play on screen and says he will team up with the much-sought after Kareena Kapoor in his first movie as a producer.
Dino and Kareena bonded beautifully when they shot the ICI Dulux Velvet Touch paint ad in Rajasthan with Karan Johar last year.
"Karan played the lead with Kareena while I was just the silent producer. I made her promise that if and when I produce a film she'd have to be my co-star. I never knew the director for my first feature film would have the same idea."
The actor, who is smarting under a double blow - Bhram and Anamika bombed at the box office - is playing it safe. Last year he had signed ad filmmaker Shamim Desai for his first film as producer, but Desai backed out.
"It's an adaptation of a very successful play from Britain. At this stage, I'd rather not say more because someone is always there to pull the rug from under your feet.
"The hit play in Britain was directed by a very talented guy called Pravesh Kumar and now I've hired him to direct my first feature film based on his own play," says Dino.
The film will be based on one of Pravesh's two hit plays - Deranged Marriage or Something About Simi.
"Kareena suits the role perfectly. It's almost as if the role was conceived for her. She's meant to play the part. In fact, the play is named after her character."
"For many years I've done films to earn money so I could buy my car, house and a life in Mumbai. Now I need to build a body of work, and just my body," Dino quips.
Dino's co-stars in Acid Factory are Aftab Shivdasani, Fardeen Khan, Manoj Bajpai and Danny Denzongpa.
"I'm working with Danny and Manoj for the first time and what an experience! I yearn to learn from actors who know more than me. We bond really well. We have to because we're all supposed to be locked up in this factory from which we cannot escape."
After a moment Dino adds: "Fortunately, there's an escape route to my career. Making my own films."