It's time to make a Hindi film now: Ashok Amritraj

6 years ago

Having produced over a 100 Hollywood films but only one Indian project in his career spanning three decades, Indian American filmmaker Ashok Amritraj feels it is high time he takes up another Hindi film.

Amritraj's only production in his native country was 1998 Tamil romantic drama 'Jeans', starring Aishwarya Rai, Prashanth and Nassar in lead roles. The film was also dubbed in Hindi and Telugu.

"I am waiting for a screenwriter to bring me a script which I cannot put down"I am waiting for a screenwriter to bring me a script which I cannot put down. I am yet to find a great original idea and once that happens I will definitely do a Hindi movie. I want to encourage writers to come to me and my staff with a script. It is time I do one Hindi movie now," Amritraj told PTI.

His list of Hollywood work includes movies like "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance", "Killer", "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li", "The Other End of the Line", "Premonition", "Double Impact" and "Eyewitness to Murder".

Amritraj will be attending the 43rd International film festival of India in Goa, where a tribute is being paid to his work. He was earlier supposed to spend two days at the fest but due to his father's ill health he will be coming in for a day only.

The former tennis player said the coincidence between the celebration of 100 years of Indian Cinema and his completing 100 Hollywood films the same year is an honour.

"It is terrific to be a part of the festival which is celebrating 100 years of cinema and I have just completed my 100th film in Hollywood. I am honoured that a tribute is being paid to me in my home country. I thank the Government of India for this honour and respect," he added.

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