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Now, Amitabh to play Krishna?

After Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar (MP3), Robby Grewal now wants to cast Amitabh Bachchan as Lord Krishna in his next film.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2007 18:47 IST
Subhash K Jha
Subhash K Jha

After an autobiographical take on his adolescence in Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar (MP3), director Robby Grewal wants to cast Amitabh Bachchan as Lord Krishna in a contemporary film.

"It isn't Lord Krishna in his mythical avatar but a modern coach of a basketball team who plays chess-like games with a group of youngsters and manipulates their lives into shapes that were never meant to be," Grewal told IANS.

"Only Mr Bachchan can play God convincingly. I've already approached him. And if things go well, the film will soon be on," the director added.

Like his MP3, the film, tentatively entitled Isht, will also feature young faces apart from the Big B.

Grewal started his career with the gritty Sushmita Sen thriller Samay four years ago.

"I agree MP3 is a long way off from Samay. MP3 is a film that I wanted to make first. It's the story of my own teen years. Many of the incidents from my protagonist Ruslaan Mumtaz's life, including the way he meets the girl, are from my own life in the Delhi Army School. For that matter, all the hero's friends are based on guys I knew personally in school."

What sets Grewal's love story apart is its tone.

"I'm not saying that first love is the height of passion or that it decides all future relationships for the protagonist. First love is as special as a first film. I love Samay, and though MP3 contains scenes from my own life, it was harder to make.

"I think Isht would be tougher than both the films," said Grewal.

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