Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar has always been known exploring foreign locales in grandiloquent ways. But this time he has his eyes fixed on a French film. Yes you read it right. This time it’s a French love story he is bidding for.
Buzz has it that he may soon acquire the rights to Pascal Chaumeil`s ‘Heartbreaker’, a French romantic comedy that released in 2010 starring Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier and Andrew Lincoln.
Said an insider to a daily, "Though Karan is currently knee-deep in pre-production for his next directorial venture Student Of The Year (shooting begins next month), he`s keen on acquiring the rights to `Heartbreaker` and remake it. However, it`s not clear whether he will direct it himself or let one of his trusted directors take charge."
The source also added, "KJo was recently in London to negotiate for the rights. The pricing hasn`t been finalised as yet. Apparently, he`s keen to cast Shah Rukh as the main lead. The story is about Alex, his sister and her husband who operate a business designed to break relationships. The trio concocts elaborate ruses to deceive the women and while deceiving one woman, Alex falls in love with her."
Johar had recently posted on his microblogging page, "Actually in London to acquire the rights of a superb French film! If all goes well the French film will translate beautifully into an Indian love story can’t wait to get it going."
A source close to KJo said to a tabloid, "He will only reveal the name of the film once the deal comes through."
Well, we wish you luck KJo, for we are sure your fans just as excited as u are!