Hrithik Roshan bags Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Paani’

Hrithik Roshan has finally bagged Shekhar Kapur’s film titled Paani. The film will be produced by Yash Raj Films.

As a source tells a tabloid, “Now that Shekhar has finally found a producer in Aditya Chopra, looks like things are now falling into place. Earlier, the director was often rebuked as to who would want to see a project like Paani!”

This is Shekhar Kapur’s most ambitious film.

Shekhar Kapur recently tweeted about the film, “Paani’ is a film, but much more. ‘Paani’ is a passion, but much more. ‘Paani’ is a mission.”

The story of Paani was written 15 years ago, by Shekar Kapur and was initially announced with Vivek Oberoi in the lead. It is heard the filmmaker even approached Ranbir Kapoor for the lead role. However, Ranbir was too busy to give a nod for Paani.

Paani is a fantasy film, where wars over water have broken out. The film tells the story of a financially poor man, who stealthily visits the elite parts of the city where he comes across a beautiful woman and they fall in love. The film will go on floors by mid-2013.

Oscar-winning musician A R Rahman will compose its music and will apparently be made on a budget of $30 million.

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