Mumbai: Owais’ documentary ‘Letters To My Son About My Father,’ based on the life and times of MF Husain might be in the post-production stages, but the dutiful son claims that his father didn’t approve of his going ahead with the project.
Talking to a daily, Owais said, “My father didn`t approve it. He kept saying, `What is the documentary format that you`ve adopted to tell my story? Who`ll watch it?` Why don`t you make a feature film on me?` To him a documentary was one of those Films Division things.”
Now, that the celebrated artist is no more, Owais wants to make a feature film on his father and buzz has it that he himself might play his father.
“It would only be justified if Owais plays his father in his feature film. Only he can justify the character. Being a son he knows his father and seen his life rather too closely. So there are fair chances that he will end up playing MF Husain in his film,” said a source.
Interestingly, reminiscing a childhood incident, Owais said, “There is footage of me playing my father. It happened in 1986 when my father took me to his home-town Indore to revisit his past. He made me dress up like him in his younger days and shot me on a video in his ancestral home, the streets of Indore and his school. Of course now my father`s school in Indore is no more. But the footage of me playing my father remains somewhere. I must retrieve it and take a look at it. But I do believe I`m a terrible actor.”