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Mr Versatile scripts a new role

Rahul Bose, who is looking for an original plot, admits he gets intimidated by technology.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2003 18:14 IST
Asmita Aggarwal
Asmita Aggarwal

Better known for unconventional films like Everybody Says I’m Fine, Jhankaar Beats and Mr. and Mrs. Iyer besides playing rugby and breaking his nose a month back, Rahul Bose is looking forward to directing and writing his own film. “I’m leaving for Los Angeles for the shoot. The story is about two people who never talk, touch or meet but have a strange connection. It’s a surreal, savage, psychological and extremely non-verbal film,” he says.

In the Capital to launch HP’s new wireless notebook, Bose admits he’s techno-phobic and gets intimidated by technology. However, he is quite adept at using his laptop and software like movie magic and final draft to write his scripts. “These two have made my life easier and are easy to operate and user-friendly. I think Apple in ’84 announced that technology will change the face of human existence and the prediction came true,” informs Bose.

Bose has been playing rugby for 21 years and has represented the Indian team for the past five years. His next film Chameli is with Kareena Kapoor. And like his previous projects, Bose is looking for an original plot. That’s why he has refused 20 film offers in the past two months. “Chameli is a very different film, as the whole movie is just about one night. It is the story of a man stranded on the road on a rainy night who meets a prostitute in the same shelter and how they begin talking. What they have in common is the hatred for the rain,” elaborates Bose.

Another film that Bose is scripting for director and friend Rajeev Virani is a thriller and again about the interaction of two people. “The Whisperer is about two people playing a psychological game that explores the dark side of human psyche. It’s not that I’m looking for offbeat subjects but that’s what I’d like to see myself doing, something away from the humdrum of daily life,” says Bose.

First Published: Aug 28, 2003 12:17 IST