For his new film, Voice From the Sky, director Farhan Akhtar has signed a very impressive cast; the hero will be played by Saif Ali Khan and the heroine by Priyanka Chopra. The story will revolve around a little boy and is not going to be your standard fare. It will have no songs; will be both in Hindi and English and the time period for the film will be when the use of the telephone first came into existence.
Farhan has been working on the script for quiet awhile and said, “I began scripting Voice From The Sky right after Dil Chahta Hai. It has been with me since 2002-2003.”
About casting Saif he said, “I thought of Irrfan for the lead. But then Saif seemed a more natural choice. He’s apt for the character. After Dil Chahta Hai, we wanted to work together. We did come close to working together in my sister Zoya’s film. Finally, Voice From The Sky turned out to be the right movie.”
Adding, “I first spoke to Saif about this movie a year ago. At that point of time, he wasn’t clear about whether he’d be able to do it. Then one day, out of the blue, he called me and said he can’t stop thinking about the script. After that we made an effort to accommodate each other. The project will take off at the end of the year.”
He is excited about signing Priyanka as well, “She is hassle-free and, according to me, still has lots of untapped potential. Her role in Voice From The Sky is very different from whatever she has done so far. It’s primarily the story of a little boy. Priyanka and Saif are the two people who come into his life. I’m really looking forward to working with Priyanka and Saif after Don and Dil Chahta Hai.”
Enthusiastic about the jodi of Saif and Priyanka he added, “Of course, they make a difference. We certainly get more eyeballs.”
Since he has the hero and heroine his next search will be for the child artiste to play the little boy, “Now that I’ve Saif and Priyanka in place, I can start looking for the boy. It would’ve been terrible to find him and then not be able to make the film.”
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