The writer of the controversial “Sarang” drama, “The Great Dictator,” has not spoken to the film’s director, who is set to direct the film in 2019.
Sources close to the production have told NDTV that the director, Arvind Kapoor, had left for Dubai after the script was submitted to the authorities and he was not invited back.
“I didn’t know about it.
I was not informed.
The director was not at my house,” the actor said.
“There was no discussion.
The script was filed to the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and there was no follow-up.”
The actor’s mother, Karan, said, “I did not expect him to go, but he said he will go.
If he doesn’t come, we will write another script.
I don’t even know what he is going to do with it.”
The script, based on a true story, has attracted criticism from some quarters, especially after Kapoor failed to return after attending the Sundance Film Festival in 2016, where he was awarded the award for best screenplay.
“SARANG” is set for release in 2019, and was produced by Kapoor’s wife, Kunal Kapoor.