He was the magic behind films like ‘Taare Zameen Par’ (2007), and with his next film ‘Neerja’ already creating excitement, one would think nothing can go wrong for Ram Madhvani. However, news has it that the filmmaker has had to shelve his project, that was meant to have a female protagonist.
According to��Deccan Chronicle, the director is eager to work with actress Kajol. However, when the film was offered to her, she had apparently asked for a much higher fee than expected. News had quickly spread that Madhvani was to approach the likes of Madhuri Dixit Nene, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor Khan for the role.��However there were no official statements given by film maker of such news.
Finally after much time, Madhvani was asked by the media if he had decided to shelve the project, to which he replied, “It��is right now. I have put it away for the moment, so let’s see��when it comes back. God willing. But I am desperate to work��with Kajol.”
In the meantime the director has his next release to look forward to. Starring Sonam Kapoor, ‘Neerja; is based on the late Neerja Bhanot, who was a flight attendant on the plane that was highjacked by Libyan terrorist in Karachi in 1986. During the highjack, though she lost her own life, the brave attendant saved the lives of 359 passengers.