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Gowariker not to helm Buddha anymore

MUMBAI: The repercussions of the dismal failure of Khelien Hum Jee Jaan Se is just showing. Ashutosh Gowariker, who was to direct Spice Entertainment’s ambitious film Buddha, will not direct the film anymore.


The producers are scouting for another director now. The film is quite prestigious for the producers as it has been written by Oscar nominee David Ward, who had earlier written Sleepless in Seattle.


It is reported that there have been lot of unresolved creative issues between the writer, producer and the director. Since the producers want to make it as an international film, they were unhappy with the changes Gowariker effected in the script. Hence the makers decided to look for another director. 


Talking on any creative differences, Spice head honcho B K Modi says, “Ashutosh hasn‘t been able to find the right actor for the role." However Modi has no plans to shelve the project. "We are in talks with other directors for Buddha because they may have a different perspective on the film."


Incidentally, Shekhar Kapur was earlier approached to direct the film. He reportedly started work on it but abandoned it midway when he was directing Elizabeth.
 

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