Kapoor and Sons stars Fawad Khan and Alia Bhatt are likely to work together in Indian author’s Bollywood adaptation of best-selling novel, ‘Love Curry’.
A UK based Indian novelist, Pankaj Dubey,has expressed this wish while talking to the media.
“I have already started scripting the film and thinking about the casting. As the story is mainly about three boys from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, I want to cast Sushant, Fawad for the two of them,” Dubey told IANS.
For the female lead, he has rising star Alia Bhatt in his mind.
Dubey’s wish to cast Fawad Khan in his next project doesn’t come as a surprise for anyone. With two Bollywood blockbuster films under his belt, he has become the first choice of many Indian producers for their upcoming ventures.
Though the book is a light read, asked what made him bring the element of identity struggle of South Asians in a western country, Dubey said: “I lived in London for quite some time for my study and work. I have seen how people are narrating their story of identity struggle.”
“Though the time has changed drastically and thanks to the internet, people know that India is not a country of snake charmers anymore, there are snob people with disinterest and misconception regarding our culture.”
“But at the same time, I do not want to treat the issue with so much seriousness, rather wanted to focus on how these three guys, who are otherwise fighting against each other as Indian and Pakistani unite as one in a western country,” Dubey added.
In the past, Dubey has produced indie films like “Geelee” and “Naach Ganesh”, and made a short film titled “Maratha Mandir Cinema” featuring actress Sarika and actor-lyricist Swanand Kirkire