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Such a long wait

Akshay Kumar's film Purab ki Laila, Paschim Ka Chaila, launched two years ago, still waits to see the light of the day. Vajir Singh finds out.

india Updated: Apr 24, 2008 17:15 IST
Vajir Singh

His intentions are earnest but dates are an issue. About five years ago, Akshay Kumar had resolved to complete his backlog of films.

Hatya- The Murder, Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin
and Police Force were wrapped up and released in 2004.

Only Purab Ki Laila Paschim Ki Chaila remained in the cans because its heroine, Namrata Sirodkar had packed up to get married.

Akshay had promised producer Shabnam Kapoor's son Amit that he would be a part of his first production to compensate for the losses. That was two years ago.

Amit is still certain that the film will get started again by 2009-end.

Time time ki baat
Surprisingly, the delay is not because of Akshay but because of the film's director, Anees Bazmee who currently has more than he can chew on his plate.

"Once Anees and Akshay have finished with their commitments, we will start on my film," says Amit. He adds that they will now work out a fresh story and script.

Preity Zinta had been finalised as the heroine. But the producer is not sure if she will suit the re-invented script.

Amit was also supposed to produce a film by choreographer-turned- director Ahmed Khan's but has dropped out of the project because he doesn't think it is economically viable.