Sudhir Mishra to direct winners of 'Zee India's Best'!By Manisha Deshpande
11/27/2004 12:00:00 AM
Producer-director Sudhir Mishra will direct the two final winners of 'Zee India's Best' in the next film that he is planning. The film has been tentatively titled, RACE, according to Mishra, who describes it as a youthful film. The film will go on the floor sometime next year. Mishra who is a consultant with Zee in its film production division, feels that the talent hunt has brought to the fore several talented young boys and girls, who have a great acting potential.
Meanwhile, Mishra is now readying for the February release of his ambitious production, KAL-YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW, which has been directed by his erstwhile assistant Ruchi Narain. It may be recalled that Narain had earlier co-written the screenplay of CALCUTTA MAIL and HAZARON KHWAISHEIN AISI. "Ruchi has a great potential as a director and it will not be long before she is recognized in the league of directors like Aparna Sen. I decided to produce the film the moment I read the script," Mishra says.
He denies that the subject has any semblance to Madhur Bhandarkar's PAGE THREE. "It has nothing to do with the Page Three circuit of the rich and the famous, nor is it a gossip expose, as is being made out. It is a story of friendship lost and regained, with the undercurrent of a thriller," he reveals.