Vivek Agnihotri`s next on naxal issue

Last Updated: May 28, 2012, 16:35 PM IST

New Delhi: After `Hate Story`, director Vivek Agnihotri is looking forward to deal with the naxal issue in his upcoming film `Buddha in a Traffic Jam`.

"The film is progressing well. It is in post production and we are planning a release date. It is a very different film, especially when you compare it with `Hate Story`. It deals with the naxal issue and unfolds through nine chapters, just like a book," Vivek told reporters.

With Anupam Kher spearheading the film`s cast, the film features Arunoday Singh and Mahi Gill as the lead couple. The film also stars Pallavi Joshi and Vivek Vaswani in key roles.
Incidentally, the film was shot much before `Hate Story` but would be released only now.

"It was a part of the strategy to bring `Buddha in a Traffic Jam` after `Hate Story`. The film was almost ready when Vikram Bhatt spoke to me about `Hate Story`. Since he was the producer and wanted to start the film early, I decided to wait instead of rushing up both the films.

"`Buddha...` is my own film which is being produced by me along with students of Indian School of Business (ISB) and Phoenix Multidimensions. I didn`t want a conflict by working on both films at the same time."

Apart from `Buddha In A Traffic Jam`, Vivek has also started work on his next film titled `Freedom`, starring R Madhavan as one of the male leads.

"It is one film which is very close to my heart. It is a political thriller that gives a blow by blow account of modern day India during last three decades. I can`t wait to get behind the camera for this one. Madhavan is definitely on though a few more actors would soon be coming on board."

PTI