Tusshar Kapoor’s home-production
, directed by Raj Nimoduru and Krishna DK, earned acclaim at the Pusan Film Festival. It will now be screened on the opening night of the 10th Indo-American Council Film Festival in New York next month. “When you travel with a film to festivals, it becomes a brand by itself by the time it releases in India,” says Kapoor. The film, also toplining Sendhil Ramamurthy, will also be screened at the Dubai International Film Festival.
So what is producer-sister Ekta keen to reshoot? “We’re not re-shooting anything but we’re filming additional scenes for the Indian version. The directors, the writer and Ekta felt that adding a couple of light moments would enhance the version that we’ll release in India,” Kapoor explains.
However, that will have to wait till December since the actor will be wrapping up Sooraj Barjatya’s
Love U Mr Kalakaar
with Amrita Rao and Sagar Bellary’s
Hum Tum Aur Shabana
with Shreyas Talpade and Minissha Lamba. “I have a short haircut in
. I can’t cut my hair because I have some prior commitments,” says the actor, awaiting the response to his third outing as a mute guy in
Was visiting film festivals part of the plan when
took off earlier this year? “Nope,” says Kapoor. “For us, it was a feel good Mumbai film, executed realistically. It’s also hard-hitting because of its intense subject.”
The movie, produced by Alt Entertainment, was expected to release in September-October this year, but the company thought otherwise since there were several biggies lined up for release in the aforementioned window. “
leans towards alternate cinema.
Love Sex Aur Dhokha
had released in March and done well, so we thought it would be appropriate to release
in March next year,” says the actor.
News is that
City Of Joy
director Roland Joffé recently asked Kapoor to audition for his next movie. “Yes, I auditioned for a role,” confirms Kapoor. “I can’t reveal details right now.”