Viveck Vaswani is, in his own words, ‘pi$$ed off’ with rumours making the round that he has sold his Shah Rukh Khan starrer Dulha Mil Gaya for Rs. 25 crores to a Dubai based businessman. As per the filmmaker, it is still some time to go before (and if at all) this happens and information being ‘leaked’ like this is figment of imagination of a ‘mischievous’ mind.
Talking from Poona, Viveck fumes, “I am ‘really really really’ annoyed after reading this unmitigated rubbish. It is plain ridiculous. Log kahin se bhi kuch bhi sun ke rumors bana dete hain (People just hear something stupid out of nowhere and start generating rumours). I am so very much pi$$ed off ever since I heard this. Dulha Mil Gaya being sold? That too for Rs. 25 crores? Hello, at least have the courtesy of check pointing with me before you write something!”
It was being reported that the film was picked up by this particular Dubai based businessman who was totally unrelated to the film industry. However, since he was a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan, he put down good money on table. Also, beginning with Dulha Mil Gaya, he wanted to establish himself in Bollywood.
“Who is this businessman? Whom are we talking about? Puhleeze, it’s my humble request all over again – ‘Please stop speculating about my film’. There have been enough of speculations already during last two years and I am in no mood, intention or leisure to entertain any such rumours and false talks. All of this has been nothing but a figment of imagination of some minds that are just on some mischief or other. I am busy with some hectic post production on the film and want to concentrate well on that task.”
Considering the fact that this Mudassar Ajiz directed film stars Shah Rukh Khan along with Sushmita Sen and Fardeen Khan in principal roles, it sounded surprising that the ‘news’ around the film’s supposed selling would come out in such a low key manner.
“Exactly my point”, he continues, “When and if I sell my film, I will announce it in the right manner. There has to be a right time for that. And the right people! In any case, even the film’s first poster is not yet so how could we be talking about the selling?”
Also starring Mohit Chadha, Tara Sharma and Johnny Lever in principal roles, Dulha Mil Gaya has music by Lalit Pandit and is aiming at a 18th September release.