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After Manorama-Six Feet Under, director Navdeep Singh is working on Basra, an action thriller, reports Hiren Kotwani.
Hindustan Times | By Hiren Kotwani, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2008 06:52 PM IST

About a year since Manorama – Six Feet Under, his debut as a director, Navdeep Singh is working on the final draft of his next movie, tentatively titled Basra. It's an action thriller revolving around a RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) agent.

Ask him if he will repeat Abhay Deol in his second movie and Singh says, "I've stayed in touch with Abhay but it's too early to talk about the casting. I've spoken to a couple of actors, we will confirm once I'm through with the writing."

Bigger budget
Apart from the RAW agent, one male and one female character complete the love triangle in the fast-paced action thriller.

But unlike his debut film, which was made on a budget of Rs 3 crore, Basra is a Rs 25 – 30 crore project. It will be shot in India and the Middle East.

Explaining the delay in starting his second film Singh says, "I was flooded with offers after Manorama.. But how many producers could I sell two scripts to? I'm in no rush, it's important for me to get the script right."

He's yet to finalise the produc ers for his next movie.

Singh has been simultaneously working on an action comedy which might just end up as his sec ond film. He points out, "It would depend on the dates of the actors."

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