India Today (India), October 28, 2009

Upbeat Ashutosh moves on after flop

After the failure of What's Your Rashee, Ashutosh Gowarikar has immersed himself in shooting his next film, Khele Hum Jee Jaan Se. And he is not moping over his previous debacle, it seems.

We hear that Ashu is more careful this time as he realised that the length of his last film bored the audience to death.

He will make Khele… far crisper and has been spending a lot of time at the editing table.

Besides working on this film, he is also planning to announce his next film, Buddha, soon.

A source said, "Ashu is working on the script of the film and is finalising the cast." The director is working overtime to regain his reputation as a good filmmaker. " Apart from looking at all production details on Khele …, he is currently trying to get Keanu Reeves to play Buddha in his other film," the source adds.

The film will be made in English and the director is convinced Keanu is the only star who will do justice to the role.

"Keanu had earlier played Prince Siddhartha in a film called Little Buddha way back in the early 90s. This would be the second time he plays Buddha but this time, of course, the story is entirely different," adds the source.

Ashutosh plans to wrap up the shooting of Khele Hum Jee Jaan Se by December so that he can start work on Buddha by the middle of next year.


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