Deepa Mehta

That John Abraham is director Deepa Mehta’s blue-eyed boy is an open secret. After ‘Water’, the Toronto-based director has now roped in John for a mainstream Hollywood film ‘Luna’.'After working with John I realized what a wonderful human being he is. He just brings so much positive energy to the location. And he’s so willing to learn and participate,’ Deepa said.

‘John was my first and last choice for ‘Luna’. If I have my way and if he fits in I’ll cast him in all my films.’

But for the time being, this new collaboration has put brakes on Deepa’s film with Amitabh Bachchan – ‘Exclusion’.

”Exclusion’ is a very ambitious project. And it’s a script I’m writing on my own. ‘Luna’ is something that almost fell into my lap. Warner Brothers gave me a ready script by David Ward. David’s script was given to me ready to be directed. It was too hard to resist,’ said the director.

‘John will be in ‘Exclusion’ too. But that project will be on hold for the time being. Right now I’m revved up about ‘Luna’. It addresses itself to a favourite subject, the environment. From the start I’ve been a child of nature. ‘Water’ had a very strong ecological element.’

Deepa even has an explanation her affection for John. ‘The love for nature is another factor that binds me with John. And of course the fact that my mother adores him just ends all discussion.’ The Carlu

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