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Omar Sharif scripts comedy for Suniel Shetty
Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, May 19, 2007
First Published: 18:00 IST(19/5/2007)
Last Updated: 19:30 IST(19/5/2007)
File picture of Suniel Shetty before his television debut - Biggest Loser Jeetega

Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty has invited Pakistan's comic virtuoso Omar Sharif to write the screenplay for a wacky comic thriller.

"We haven't given it a title. But what Omar bhai has come up with isn't short of brilliance. It's brilliant and it's sassy," Suniel told IANS.

"Yusuf Khan, whom I launched as a director, in Khel, will direct me in Omar bhai's film later this year," he added.

Omar is currently directing a love story entitled Tum Mere Ho for Chicago-based producer Masood Ali.

Would there be a problem getting our Pakistani visitor into India?

"Not at all," said Suniel. "We've never had a problem with guests from any part of the world. In fact, some of these guests from across the border have come to India and found great success.

"Omar bhai won't just write this film, he'll be supervising the dialogues, scenes etc."

Suniel is planning to shoot the films at foreign location.  "It could be Malaysia or Bali."

As for his director, "I've great faith in him. And so what if Khel didn't work? Together with Omar bhai I'm sure we'll create a dhamaka."


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