Danny Boyle to produce Shekhar Kapur’s Paani
Shekhar Kapur’s long-pending project Paani is all set to roll. Shekhar’s friend, Danny Boyle (director of Slumdog Millionaire) will be producing the film. A source said, “Shekhar’s desire to make Paani will finally be fulfilled. The film was stuck due to financial problems. When Danny was in India recently he met his longtime friend. Shekhar told him that Paani has been on the backburner for a really long time. When they discussed the subject in detail, Danny was bowled over and expressed his desire to produce the film.”
Shekhar confirmed his meeting with Danny and said, “We have been friends for 10 years now. He always encourages me to make Bollywood films and not get seduced by offers from Hollywood. I’ll be happy if Danny produces Paani but I cannot give out any details at this point.”
Paani is expected to go on the floors as soon as Shekhar completes his current professional commitments. The futuristic film is based on the scarcity of water in Mumbai.