Paani movie by Sushant Singh Rajput was directed by Shekhar Kapur

Paani movie by Sushant Singh Rajput was directed by Shekhar Kapur

Sushant Singh Rajput, in his small career before his demise, gave the Hindi film industry some of the most valuable films and his performances won acclaim there. While his career was still thriving, the actor was linked to numerous unmade films, some of which were made but not starring him. One such film, still pending, is Paani, which was to be directed by Shekhar Kapur. But did you know that it was rumored that this film would mark the debut at Bollywood of Jennifer Lawrence next to Rajput ?

For the uninitiated, after having worked for a very long time on the script for the film, Shekhar Kapur confirmed in 2013 that Paani was doing well and that they had brought in Sushant to play the lead role. In no time, confirmation came from the actor’s side and things started to turn quickly. This is also when Jennifer came into the picture.

Yes, it was rumored that Jennifer Lawrence, ten years younger and already the winner of a Oscar, was ready to make her Hindi film debut with Sushant Singh Rajput in Paani. The speculations have only increased over time. Read on to find out everything you need to know about it.

Paani is a story set in a dystopian world without water. Sushant Singh Rajput and the lead actress are set to play young lovers who navigate this hellish landscape. The reports of Bollywood Life, who mentioned the possibility of hiring Jennifer Lawrence in the face of Sushant Singh Rajput, revealed that “Paani will be an expensive movie. To justify such a sum, the film will have to do good business all over the world, and not just in India. The arrival of a person like jennifer will allow the film to attract international attention as well. »

But it turned out to be just rumors because a few days later, Shekhar Kapur took to his Twitter post and ended it by confirming that Jennifer Lawrence has not been approached for Paani.

But fate has dogged the project and the film of Sushant Singh Rajput was never released in theaters. Yash Raj Films, who supported him, withdrew after three months of preparation. It was after Sushant’s death that Shekhar Kapur reminisced about the day the film was put on hold during an Instagram Live with Manoj Bajpayee. “When the movie was shelved and he realized he wasn’t making the movie, he cried a lot. I cried too. I cried every time he cried because I was so passionately and deeply involved in this movie,” he said.

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