Zoya Akhtar denies making documentary on Indian cinema
Mumbai: Director Zoya Akhtar has brushed off rumours that she is planning to shoot a documentary to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema. However, she had dropped a hint that she has something in store for the occasion.
"No, I am not making a documentary and it`s something that`s going to be announced over the weekend. It`s not my production so I cannot talk about it till it comes out," the 39-year-old said here.
There were reports that Zoya is set to start shooting for a documentary titled `Sheila Ki Jawaani` which will also star actress Katrina Kaif in a cameo.
It was supposedly the story of a boy who loves item numbers and wants to meet Sheila in reality. Katrina had, apparently, even given her nod for the documentary.
Indian cinema will complete a century since its first full-length feature film `Raja Harishchandra` was made in 1913. A silent movie, it was directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke, after whom the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award is named.