American filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who is currently on his India trip, is planning to make a film on the controversial topic of India-Pakistan border in the Kashmir valley.
In an interview with The Times of India, Spielberg disclosed that he is planning to make the film with DreamWorks, in which Reliance ADA Group has a 50 percent stake.
The script of the film is already finished, but they have to yet to choose the director, cast and location of the shooting.
"Yeah. I actually have a script I'm thinking of making. Part of it takes place in India, on the India-Pakistan border, on the Kashmir border. The script is finished. We're just trying to figure out how to make the movie. There are a lot of decisions about casting, locations, who's going to direct it. I'm not sure it's for me to direct but it's for our companies, Reliance and DreamWorks," the 66-year-old director told TOI.
The Oscar-winning director is in Mumbai to celebrate the success of his historical drama film "Lincoln" that won two Academy Awards this year. Anil Ambani threw a lavish party for Spielberg which was attended by megastar Amitabh Bachchan and over 60 well-known Bollywood celebrities.
Apart from celebrating the success of "Lincoln", Spielberg also visited India to discuss about the film on Kashmir border with the DreamWorks team.
The last time Spielberg came to India was in 1984 for the shooting of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom". He was denied permission to film in North India and Amer Fort in Rajasthan because the government found the script racist and offensive.
The government demanded changes in the script because of which the location was shifted to Kandy and Sri Lanka. The film had also sparked controversy for its portrayal of India and Hinduism, leading to a temporary ban in India.