Neil Nitin Mukesh’s Film With Abbas-Mustan ‘Postponed’May 11th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K Jha
Recession and the non-performance of his last film Aa Dekhe Zaraa have taken a toll on Neil Nitin Mukesh’s career.
Apparently the start-to-finish thriller produced and directed by Abbas-Mustan scheduled to start in June which featured Neil as the solo male lead has been “postponed indefinitely” which in filmy parlance means….the end.
The abortion of a reasonably big-budgeted high-gloss production has been sudden and unexpected throwing Neil’s schedule into a vacuum. So sudden was the decision to stop the slick quickie that it came as a surprise to the actor who’s currently shooting Jail in Karjat with Madhur Bhandarkar and was supposed to take a few weeks off to grow back his cropped hair for Jail for Abbas-Mustan’s film in June.
When contacted one-half of the directorial debut Abbas sounds a little unsure. “Yes the project with Neil has been postponed. We were supposed to shoot it at a 45-day stretch in May. That got postponed . Then June was impossible because it’s a film set on the streets of Mumbai.We couldn’t shoot it in the rains.”
The explanation sounds feeble. If the rains were a problem why was the schedule not planned accordingly?
Says Abbas, “It’s a subject very different from anything we’ve done. Very real and bold. We can shoot the film any time we want . At the moment we we’re busy scripting two films which we’ll announce soon.”
Sadly Abbas-Mustan is not directing any film this year. A tragic comment on the slump in the film industry. -Sampurn Media
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