It is learnt from our reliable sources that actress Sushmita Sen’s ambitious plan of diversifying into film production has now come to a halt. The former Miss Universe had set out to make a historical film on Rani Laxmibai and had even approached Salman Khan to star in the film, and Shekhar Kapur to direct it.
But Salman reportedly rejected this project since he was back then busy with his film Veer. It was being said that he didn’t want to shoot two period films simultaneously.
However, Shekhar Kapur after hearing the script, had realised that Sushmita had done a whole lot of research for the film and had even advised her to direct it herself.
But for now, Sush has decided to put the film on hold. Sushmita however also maintains that if she does decide to direct a film in the future, it will definitely be on Rani Laxmibai.
Presently, Sushmita, who has lost oodles of weight, is promoting her forthcoming venture Dulha Mil Gaya which releases on 8th January 2010.
A source close to Sushmita tells us, “Since she is also busy with her recently-adopted second child, she will not be able to concentrate on direction right now. She has not signed on any new projects either.”
Talking about her another baby girl, Alisah, she says, " She is adorable! She is so beautiful and Renee is almost like a mother to her. I was just waiting for the courts to make it legal for you to be able to adopt two girls, and the minute that happened, I jumped at the chance. She is three months old and I just want to ask everyone to pray for her.”