Paani to be shot in Singapore

Acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur will shoot his ambitious project Paani in Singapore.  The film is a tale of star-crossed lovers from incompatible social strata where the girl would be an upper-class elite of Caucasian pedigree, while the boy would be tanned bare-bodied desi ruffian with the manners of a street urchin and the lingo of a fish seller.

Kapur is busy doing recce for locations in Singapore. Paani is a cross-cultural rich-poor Romeo and Juliet love story set in futuristic Mumbai, when water will be the biggest asset and the most expensive commodity in the world. Wealth would be determined by how much of the city's water supply is controlled by the powers-that-be. In the film, Mumbai would be divided into the Upper City and Lower City. The rich girl would be from the Upper City and the poor boy who sneaks into the forbidden elitist area, would be from the Lower City.

Kapur, one hears from reliable sources, has decided to cast a fresh Caucasian girl and a new Indian boy.
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