Madhur Bhandarkar's PAGE THREE revolving around the life of a journalist who writes on the lives of Page 3 celebrities, would never have got its title, had it not been for the generosity of producer-director Anand Mahendroo. Mahendroo has now titled his film,PYAR MEIN CHURAN PAD GAYA RE.
Not many are aware that the famous television director of 'Dekh Bhai Dekh' fame, had announced a project by the name of PAGE 3 and had also registered the title in the producers' association. But as Mahendroo reveals, Bhandarkar was keen on having the title for his film and approached him for the same. He also signed writer Sanjeev Dutta, Anand Mahendroo's writer to write the film, with the latter's prior consent. Mahendroo not only acceded to give the title but also allowed his writer to write Bhandarkar's film. "I felt that he needed the title badly and it was indispensable to his film. I have no complaints on that. Nor did I regret giving away the title. Besides my film is a hilarious comedy revolving around the lives of misguided people who appear on PAGE 3," Mahendroo smiles.
He is now planning to start the film next year, besides another project in association with a major international collaboration starring international and Indian names. "The film has been approved, signed and sealed by the international co-producer and the stars. It merely has to go on the floor," he says.