June 17, 2009 11:52:38 AM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
Veteran actor Jeetendra's daughter and Tusshar Kapoor's sister, Ekta Kapoor, is the uncrowned queen of television and her soap operas a hit with most. However, her foray into the world of the Hindi film industry has not been very successful and her last few films as a producer, namely EMI, C KKOMPANY and MISSION ISTANBUL have proved to be duds. But all this is about to change as we have news from reliable trade sources that Ekta Kapoor has roped in the critically and commercially acclaimed director of A WEDNESDAY, Neeraj Pandey, to direct her next venture.
Yes, the award winning director has been signed by the soap queen for her upcoming project and is all geared up for his next assignment.
The coming together of Ekta Kapoor and Neeraj Pandey has surprised the trade circle considering the fact that both are known for quite diametrically opposite films. Ekta's films are more commercial, while Neeraj has proven his mettle as a successful semi-art house director. So, it would indeed be interesting to see what kind of project this unique team of Ekta and Neeraj present us with.
As of now all we can say is, all the best Neeraj and Ekta!