Shekhar Kapur’s dream project Paani, which was shelved by Yash Raj films, has now moved West. The director, who has helmed some extraordinary films in the West including the BAFTA Award winning Elizabeth, is all set to do Paani with two top-notch Hollywood actors in the lead.

Shekhar says, “It is true that I am no longer doing the film with Aditya Chopra. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be doing this film. I’ve lived with the project for many years now. When I first spoke about the impending water scarcity 12 years ago, everybody laughed at me. Today, famine is a looming reality,” says Shekhar pensively, adding “I do hope I am able to make Paani before water becomes a rationed commodity. If I make it then, no one would be able to afford cinema tickets.”

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