In spite of star cousin Priyanka, Meerra Chopra went through a rough patch of frustration and helplessness when her debut Hindi film did not take off. Looks like now that's a thing of the past.
Meerra who was scheduled to start shooting for the third part of 1920 as her debut film will now start shooting for Satish Kaushik's Gang of Ghosts. Apparently Meerra had earlier declined the offer as her dates were clashing with Vikram Bhatt's film. Now that Vikram's project has got delayed by a couple of months, Meerra will be doing Gang of Ghosts first.
Meerra says, "I had met Satishji just a few days after I signed 1920. The film was to start on May 1 and Satishji was starting his project as well around the same time. However just a couple of days later, I got a call from Vikram's office informing me that the film has been pushed back. I then called Satishji, we met and everything fell into place."
About her long wait she says, "I have been looking for the right film for over a year now. However I have been regularly working in the South with my Telugu film releasing this Friday and one in June. I was confident that the moment I would land in Mumbai, I would sign multiple films. However, reality stuck me when I reached the city. After about a year, 1920 happened which is a career-defining role for me and I am thankful to Vikram for believing in me. I am so happy that I have two different films, which are distinct from each other."
About her star cousin Meerra says, "Priyanka and I belong to the same family but we are not really close. I am very proud of what she had done in her career without having a godfather. She deserves all the success that she due to her hard work. It took me a year to get these two films and although there was a long struggle and there were frustrations, I am glad that I have these two films. I know that comparisons will be inevitable when my film releases. I have realised that until and unless you are good enough, the fact that you are a brother or sister or son of anyone doesn't matter."
Kaushik adds, "I knew that she is the girl when I met her recently. However, I was disappointed that she could not do it. Than I got a call from her informing that 1920 has been delayed and so she could do my film. I told her that if Vikram does not have a problem then we are on."
Gang of Ghost is the remake of the Bengali film Bhooter Bhabishyat and goes on the floors today.
In Pic: Satish Kaushik