"Get a good Hindi dialogue writer" is what Shahid Kapoor advised director Linguswamy when the Tamil-to-Hindi remake of his Tamil hit "Vettai" was not working out. Now everything is sorted out and the movie is set to go on floors in June.
Shahid joined the project on condition that a reliable and sound Hindi dialogue writer be brought into the project. So Prasoon Joshi will likely pen the dialogues for the movie that will go on floors in June.
Barely able to communicate in English, Linguswamy said: "I cannot communicate in Hindi. And the dialogues were not being translated properly. That was the main problem. Now my producer UTV is hiring a dialogue writer of their choice. That writer will be getting together with the Tamil dialogue writer of 'Vettai' to get the essence of the dialogues."
Linguswamy admits the words were getting in the way.
"We've sorted out that problem and now we're getting ready to start shooting. You must understand I've never done a Hindi film. And it's an all-new experience for me. The Hindi version of Vettai has to be totally different from the Tamil. It's a different culture for the national market. And I'm trying to understand the market," he said.
Pakistan's musician-actor Ali Zafar has been roped in to play Shahid's elder brother.
"We've already finalised Ali and Shahid for brothers roles. Ileana D'Cruz is almost finalised (to play Shahid's romantic lead)," said Linguswamy.