February 23, 2012 04:55:07 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Now that SHOOTOUT AT WADALA is definitely happening with plans all set to be executed for the film to go on floors, the hand shake between Sanjay Gupta and Ekta Kapoor has turned out to be for real. Close to half a decade after problems were reported between the enterprising producer and the director known for his stylish movie making, all is certainly well between the duo. Moreover, even though the hunt for actors continues with only Anil Kapoor and John Abraham on board with Vivek Oberoi no more a part of the project, Sanjay is confident that with Ekta, he would manage to cross all the obstacles and come up trumps.
SANJAY GUPTA and EKTA KAPOOR
"For Sanjay, it is a big win for him and Ekta to come together again since there were a lot of negative forces around him that came as a hindrance in his movie making plans for all these years. After ZINDA, he just couldn't get started on a new project once his problems with Sanjay Dutt erupted in a big way. Even those who were supposed to be his friends deserted him and there were also reports around him and Ekta having a fall out after working together in SHOOT OUT AT LOKHANDWALA. Monetary issues was said to be the bone of contention and other than Dutt, even Ekta was said to be miffed with him," says a source.
However the very fact that the same team is now coming together to make SHOOT OUT AT WADALA with the only exception of Dutt has proven to be a shot in the arm for Sanjay who is happy to find himself vindicated.
Says Gupta, "There were never any problems between Ekta and me either professionally or personally. Issues around matters related to money were always speculation and just made a good reading for people. You would remember that never once did Ekta or I say anything on record. Today I think the very fact that we are making this film together should put to rest any doubts about my integrity as a filmmaker or a producer."