Anusha Rizvi to direct 'Opium' with husband

Indo Asian News Service

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Journalist−turned−director Anusha Rizvi, who debuted as a director with highly acclaimed "Peepli Live", has teamed up with her husband Mahmood Farooqui to direct her second movie "Opium".

"I am busy scripting my next film, which is titled 'Opium'. It's based on Amitav Ghosh's novel. The film will be directed by me and Mahmood Farooqui. The film will go on the floors in 2013," Rizvi told IANS.

"The film will be widely shot in Bihar, UP (Uttar Pradesh) and Calcutta (in West Bengal),"he added.

Anusha is looking at a bigger canvas for her second film and said: "I, as a director, want my film to do commercially well and at the same time it should be accepted by the audiences and get critical acclaim."

What about the cast?

"Right now I am not looking at the cast of the film. I am only concentrating on the script. Once the script is ready. I will think about the cast," she said.

"Peepli Live", which was produced by Aamir Khan, came out in 2010.

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