Director Sudhir Mishra has decided to dub his film on slum life Tera Kya Hoga Johnny in English after it got an overwhelming response at New York's South Asian Film Festival.
"After Slumdog Millionaire, the West is looking with much curiosity at the slum culture of Mumbai. I had no plans of doing an English version of Tera Kya Hoga Johnny' But everyone who saw it in New York suggested I should do it. Every frame in my film has been shot in the lanes and gullies of South Mumbai in Colaba," Mishra told IANS.
At the festival, American critics reacted to Mishra's Tera Kya Hoga Johnny as another Slumdog Millionaire. The film features Neil Nitin Mukesh, Soha Ali Khan, Shahana Goswami and Karan Nath along with a real street-child Sikandar.
With Tutu Sharma now taking over as co-producer of Tera Kya Hoga Johnny, the film is set for an early January 2010 release. Thus ends the blame game whereby Neil Nitin Mukesh was being accused of trying to stall the film by not dubbing for it.
"First of all, most of the film is in sync sound. There was just about a day's dubbing to be done by Neil. He finished it long ago. Why blame the poor guy?" said Mishra.