Mumbai: Writer Shagufta Rafique is keen to cast Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi or Ajay Devgn in an action thriller, which will be her directorial debut.
Shagufta started her career as a writer with Bhatt camp production company -- Vishesh Films with `Woh Lamhe` and has been part of the company in the capacity of a dialogue writer and screenplay writer for films like `Aawarapan`, `Raaz 2`, `Jism 2`, `Murder 2`, `Raaz 3` `Aashiqui 2` and others. And now she would be wielding the megaphone.
Emraan has been the poster boy of Bhatt camp. And he is the obvious first choice for Shagufta.
"He (Emraan) is my first choice for the film. I have told him that I am directing a film and would like to have him in the movie. He is quite ok with it and has asked me to narrate the story. He is not in town... I am waiting for him to come back then will narrate him," Shagufta said.
If things don`t work out with Emraan then Shagufta is keen to cast Ajay Devgn or Akshay Kumar.
"I want someone who has lot of anger to express on screen. I am also thinking of Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar. I feel they portray anger very well on screen. I haven`t approached them they are just on my wish list. I will approach these three actors. It is a solo hero and heroine film," she said.
Shagufta has been working on this film since four years or so and insists she can`t take the risk of making an action-thriller film with newcomers.
"I feel action films do not go well with newcomers.
Audience want to enjoy when their hero beats up the bad guy on big screen. I think love stories always works with newcomers but action-thriller films needs some names, I can't risk with newcomers," she said.
"My film is an action thriller. The thriller element is backed with a strong love story and action will come whenever it is required. Its a new story, never done in India. It has been liked by the producers and hence I am doing it," she added.
The film will be backed by Reliance Entertainment and Pooja Bhatt. The film is likely to go on floors by the end of this year.