By A Correspondent
Now it can be told. Aamir Khan was secretly working on his own film based on the celebrated K M Nanvaticase , which serves as the basis of this month’s blockbuster Rustom.
Sources say ,Aamir had gone into extensive research into the case, and had even got Sylvia Nanvati, K M Nanavati’s widow on board .
But then the project fell apart when two other films based on the same celebrated case were announced.
Informs a reliable source, “Aamir Khan was very eager to do a film on the Nanavati case. He collaborated with director Ram Madhvani on the same. After Madhvani directed the true-life account in Neerja so effectively,Aamir felt Madhvani was the best filmmaker to piece together the intricate jigsaw pieces of the real-lifeNanavati case.”
Apparently Aamir Khan and Ram Madhvani even met Nanavati’s widow Sylvia who now resides in London.
“Yes, they met Mrs Sylvia Nanavati. And she was enthusiastic about the project.After all Aamir Khan, known to be a superstar with a conscience, was doing it,” says the source.
But then it all fell apart when producer Neeraj Pandey in collaboration with Akshay Kumar announcedRustom based on the Nanavati case. Pooja Bhatt and Soni Razdan also announced a film Love Affair based on the same project.
Aamir decided to drop his proposed film on the Nanavati case.
Sad, because it would have been enormously interesting to see what Aamir would have done with this complex saga of love betrayal and honour.