News|October 20, 2010 12:24 am

Abhay Deol Starrer Basra Shelved

Generally, actors give more importance to their home productions, but Abhay Deol, who has been busy in filming for other production houses, neglected his home production, Forbidden Films. In result, his film under his banner, Basra has been shelved due to financial crisis.

The film, Basra has been announced more than a year ago and boasted of a cast including Abhay in the lead, Chitrangada Singh, Nikhil Dwivedi, Shahana Goswami and Soniya Mehra. Manorama Six Feet Under fame, Navdeep Singh, will direct the film.

Abhay Deol was co-producing the film in association with PVR Pictures but the movie has been delayed for one reason or another and eventually PVR Pictures pulled out of the project claiming that the movie had a very high budget. A source says,

“In spite of PVR arranging for meetings with Abhay to cut down on costs, the budget wasn’t really brought down. As a result of these constant delays, actors and their dates also went haywire and the movie was delayed indefinitely.”

Apparently, the movie was going to be shot at Basra, Iraq, but due to budget constraints they decided to shoot it in Dubai and Cairo. Eventually again, it was all futile.

With no hopes left for the movie to start, the director Navdeep Singh has now signed a movie with Walk Water Media.

Navdeep confirms and says,

“Yes, I have signed a film with them.”

When quizzed on Basra being shelved, he adds,

“There were issues on that end, but I am not the right one to comment on it.”