Shoojit Sircar’s next film on Sri Lanka

April 2nd, 2009 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS  

Mani Ratnam By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Shoojit Sircar, who went to Kashmir to film his love story “Yahaan”, is geared up to can his next movie “Jaffna” in war-hit Sri Lanka and claims it is the first Hindi film to be made on the problems of the conflict-torn island nation.

“I think Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film ‘Kannathil Muthamittal’ (featuring Madhavan and Simran) was also about the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam). But my ‘Jaffna’ would be the first Hindi film to go into the critical situation in the area,” Sircar told IANS.

“Jaffna” is about a soldier at war with his own men and the director wants to shoot it like a thriller.

“‘Jaffna’ would be an espionage thriller in the genre of ‘The Bourne Identity’. We’ve already acquired all the relevant permission to shoot in Sri Lanka,” said Sircar, who has almost completed “Johnny Mastana” with Amitabh Bachchan.

The cast for “Jaffna”, which is to be filmed in August, is yet to be finalised. Sircar will produce the film in collaboration with UTV.

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