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Indrajit's trump card

DNBAN23424 | 4/17/2010 | Author : Sunayana Suresh | WC :305

After Hrs has exclusive information that Indrajit lankesh's wife, Arpita, will be credited as director of Thunta Thunti, starring Sammir Dattani and Sada

There has been a lot of speculation about Indrajit Lankesh's latest venture Thunta Thunti. While everyone seems to be contemplating about what is actually happening on the sets and whether this film will also be shelved because of Indrajit's legal hassles, here's an interesting revelation — the director's wife Arpita will be the one who wielding the megaphone for this film.
A source from the unit says, "Indrajit is around on the sets, but it will be Arpita, his wife, who will be credited for direction of this film." Arpita has been working with Bosch for quite a few years now. She has been a good critic of her husband's work, but this would be the first time that she would directly involved in film-making.
The source adds, "The film's shooting began earlier this week, on Monday, April 12, and the team is shooting for a song and a few scenes. It is being shot in Goa and the team including the lead actors, Dhyaan (Sammir Dattani) and Sada, are shooting there. The team will be in Goa until Monday and shooting in Bangalore will start only in May."
When we tried contacting Indrajit, he was unavailable for comment. But, what can be noted is that Indrajit is currently dealing with a few legal issues and can't take up direction just yet as he still owes Ashok Kheny and his production house money and cannot make another film before he clears those commitments.
It can be recollected how Kheny had stalled Indrajit's previous attempt to make Thunta Thunti with Ganesh and Praneeta in the lead in 2008. This time around as well, Ganesh opted out of the film fearing the same outcome, though the team officially maintains that the star had demanded a really hefty fee, which is why the film didn't work out with him.

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