Priyadarshan to helm AIDS-based film by Aamir Khan

MUMBAI: Sometime ago, Priyadarshan, in an interview, had said that he would no longer do comedy films. The only comedy that the filmmaker is committed to doing is the sequel of Malaamal Weekly for Percept Pictures. Entitled Malaamal Robbery, the film will be about a group of people wanting to rob a bank only to discover that it has no money.

Right now, Priyadarshan is doing his homework for his upcoming film on AIDS, the story idea of which he narrated to Aamir Khan who has given his nod to produce the film that will be minus songs and commercial trappings.

Till sometime ago, Priyadarshan was busy shooting Ratan Jain’s thriller Tezz, but the film is now stranded because of bad weather. The film is waiting for the sun to shine on its fate. The makers are waiting for the sun to come out in Scotland where the rest of the film is to be shot.

Almost 60 per cent of the film is ready, “I will complete the balance in one stretch, but we cannot shoot before summer when the sun comes out, " avers Priyadarshan.

Meanwhile, Priyadarshan is finishing the Malayalam film called The Arab Camel and Madhavan Nair that stars Mohanlal. The film will also be made in Hindi.

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