News|March 1, 2011 11:04 pm

Shekhar Kapur Wants Kristen for Paani

It seems that Shekhar Kapur is becoming quite ambitious for his dream project, Paani, that’s why the filmmaker now wants to cast Twilight beauty Kristen Stewart for his ambitious film. The Elizabeth director has just wrapped up the final draft of the script and is all set to approach Kristen to star in his film. The filmmaker says,

“I have just finished the eighth draft of Paani’s script. I’m going to send the script to Kristen. I have had a conversation with her about the film but I have no idea whether she’ll accept the offer or not.”

Last year, there were reports that Kristen was already part of Paani. Her representative had clarified,

“…She is not set to star in this film.  People are jumping to conclusions.”

Besides Kristen, Hrithik Roshan was also believed to be playing the male lead. But Kapur clarifies that the casting process is yet to start.

“I do have certain actors in mind but I shouldn’t go on record about the cast until everything is finalised.”

“Paani isn’t a small film. After all, it is a $35 million venture. And I’m not going through the standard studio procedure for production. My film will be an independently-funded project. All such things, obviously, take time.”

If Kristen accepts the role, she will play a stunning wealthy girl who will romance the male lead.