Raj Babbar’s niece Kajri, the daughter of his brother, producer Kishan Babbar, is all set to make her directorial debut, with a British film, titled ‘Burning Bride.’ The film tells the story of a 15-year old Indian girl who marries a British officer, and goes to England after. It takes place in the 1940’s, and this story was one among three ideas Kajri came up with, for a project in her Masters in ‘Film Directing’, at Arts University Bournemouth in the United Kingdom.
Mirror reports Kajri saying, “Towards the end of the course, we have to develop a project that you can take into the industry. That’s when I wrote three ideas and reached out to one of the faculty members, Clare Cahill, to learn how to pitch stories. She liked the idea of Burning Bride and called me on my father’s birthday, February 17, seeking for my permission to pitch the story to her co-producers. They loved it and that’s how everything fell in place. We are thinking of getting in a big British star once the script is complete. I’d also like to have an Indian actress as the female lead and will look into that after the male lead has been cast. I think there will be roles for which I could approach Prateik bhaiya, Aarya bhaiya, Juuhi didi (uncle Raj Babbar’s children) and Jiju (actor Anup Sonii). I will also reach out to them for advice on my script.”
‘Burning Bride’ is expected to go on floors in a year’s time.