New Delhi, April 19 (Calcutta Tube) Shekhar Kapur, the internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker, has now pitched a role to Oscar-award winner Christoph Waltz for his long pending project ‘Paani’. Waltz won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 82nd Academy Awards recently for his portrayal of a Nazi officer in the Quentin Tarantino outing. After having a word with Waltz, the 64-year-old didn’t take long to complete writing the scene.
‘(It was) just one of those days where I was going to drudge around complaining to myself about not believing in the scene I just wrote for ‘Paani’…I sat and it suddenly came to me. Something I have been wanting to do for long. Very long. I picked the phone and called my agent and said I want to speak to Christoph Waltz, the amazing actor that won the Oscar for his performance in ‘Inglourious Basterds’,’ Kapur posted on his blog www.shekharkapur.com/blog Sunday.
‘…And so that evening I spoke to Christoph and pitched him ‘Paani’. I told him the story and the world of ‘Paani’. I told him about the character I wanted him to play. And he said he loved it. And we decided to meet to see how we can work it out etc.,’ he added.