Abhishek Kapoor: 'Bollywood needs fresh talent'
Published Jun 30 2012, 03:21 BST | By Zakia Uddin Rock On!
director Abhishek Kapoor
has claimed that Bollywood needs new talent.
He has cast three television actors in the lead roles of his adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel 3 Mistakes of My Life
Kapoor told New Kerala
: "Big stars come with a lot of baggage. There are things they don't want to do.
"This film is a story about three young boys and big stars in this bracket are at a stage in their career where they are not sure.
"They are scared about who will be cast opposite them - they think about all these things. I don't want to do that, I don't want to change my script because I am casting a big star.
"I think our industry can do with young people, we hardly have anyone. There are two or three people who are getting all the work. What would other people do?
"It is important that new people get a chance. The three actors in my film are fantastic. All the big stars were also newcomers at some time."
The filmmaker also revealed that he had been offered the chance to adapt Bhagat's novel 2 States
It was reported this week that Arjun Kapoor will be taking over from Imran Khan in the planned adaptation of the bestseller by Karan Johar
The producer bought the rights to the book after Shah Rukh Khan turned down the role