This from the Time Asia story on Ash
bq. India’s brightest male star, Aamir Khan, whose Lagaan (Land Tax) was nominated for an Oscar in 2001 and who returns opposite Rai in The Rising.
Indian art-house icon Rahul Bose, who will appear with Glenn Close in Merchant Ivory’s Heights, a contemporary tale of five affluent New Yorkers.
Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth, Bandit Queen) has announced a return to India with a $25 million production called Paani (Water), set in 2060 Bombay but slated for a worldwide release.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra is currently casting the thriller Move 5 in Los Angeles.
Mira Nair will be unmissable in 2004. She releases Vanity Fair, starring Reese Witherspoon; takes Monsoon Wedding to Broadway; starts work with Rai on Homebody/Kabul; directs a star-studded adaptation of British writer Hari Kunzru’s The Impressionist, and executive produces three Indian films under a deal with Universal Studios worth up to $15 million. [ All Time Asia ]