Oscar winner Barrie Osborne of The Lord of the Rings fame will produce Golden Globe nominated Shekhar Kapur’s directed and written sci-fi Paani.
Oscar winner A.R. Rahman is providing music for this futuristic film about water wars between rich and poor, which includes a love story also.
Spirituality author Deepak Chopra (Secrets of the Seven Sounds) is another producer while Oscar nominated Jill Bilcock (Moulin Rouge!) is the editor. Cast of Paani, scheduled to be released in 2011, includes Vivek Oberoi.
Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that this increasing collaboration between Bollywood and Hollywood might bring East and West closer.
Cinema was a powerful medium, and if used appropriately, it could bring positive changes in the world, Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, added.