Writer Shagufta Rafique is all set to direct her first film. Titled Rose, the film is expected to be a gender-sensitive film about a raped housewife on the lines of Gulzar’s 1978 film Ghar. But, unlike Ghar, it is about the revenge of the rape victim, and the director is already having casting difficulties because she does not expect any Bollywood actor to play the character with conviction. Shagufta has cast Emraan as the supportive husband. The first-time director feels that the Delhi gang-rape case has compelled her to start work on the film, though the script was penned at least five years ago.
Good vs. evil
Actor, model and Band Of Boys (now defunct) member Sudhanshu Pandey is looking forward to his second Tamil film Dhruva Natchathiram, which is to be written, directed and produced by Gautham Menon. After playing small roles in Murder 2 and Singham and the villain in his first Tamil film Billa 2, the actor is looking for an etched-out negative character in Gautam’s movie that stars Suriya and Trisha in the lead.