Although his De Dana Dan is a hit, Priyadarshan is on the look-out for a serious image for his films with titles to match. For his next film, which is about caste wars and forbidden inter-caste marriages in Bihar, Priyadarshan wanted a title that would convey the flavour and feel of the Bihari milieu.
Priyan wanted to call the film Gangaajal, not knowing that the title had already been taken for another Bihari fable.
Says Priyan, "I thought something like Gangaajal was the best title for this film because it allowed audiences to know exactly where the plot and characters were going."
In his mind he had settled for the title as the best one for his film, until he shared it with his leading man Ajay Devgn. To his horror, Priyan was told by Ajay that Prakash Jha had already used the title. Ajay knew about Jha's Gangaajal because he had played the lead in it.
Then began the search for another title. Now Priyan's Bihar based drama is called Nishaad.
Nishaad starring Ajay Devgn, Bipasha Basu and Akshaye Khanna had been shot without a title all this while mainly because Priyan wanted the film to have a hard-hitting title.
Finally Priyan's script and dialogue writer came up with Nishaad because the director barely knows any Hindi.