Priyanka was never the choice for 'Two States': Vishal

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2011, 17:13 PM IST

New Delhi: Vishal Bharadwaj is not planning to repeat Priyanka Chopra in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer `Two States` but the director says that it has anything to do with the mixed reviews received by their last
outing together `Saat Khoon Maaf`.

Vishal and Shah Rukh have confirmed their collaboration on `Two States`, an adaptation of the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Chetan Bhagat. "I never considered Priyanka for `Two States`. The character is a Tamil Brahmin girl and she is a Punjabi.

As far as success and failure are concerned I don`t think it has anything to do with people`s craft and Priyanka is a fabulous actress," said Vishal who had earlier worked with the 28-year-old actress in the 2009 hit `Kaminey`. Though the filmmaker is known for taking risks when it comes to cinema, Vishal says that he was not expecting the harsh reviews that `Saat Khoon Maaf` received from critics.

The film which was co-scripted by Ruskin Bond, traces the life of Sussana who kills off her six husbands in her bid to find true love and then becomes a nun. "It was dark humour. And according to me all cinema is a mix of fable and reality. I thought I had made a feminist film but not many understood it that way," said Bharadwaj.

"I do not care much for reviews, but I did not expect such harsh reactions, not from the public but in general. But when anything new comes, there are bound to be such reactions," said the director.

But before he begins filming his next, Vishal said that he will take a break. "I am going to take a break though I don`t really know
what am I going to do while at it," said Bharadwaj.

PTI