3 Idiots’ Chatur to direct a film

Popular for his Chatur (Silencer) act in 3 Idiots, actor Omi Vaidya is all set to direct a psychological thriller. Talking to the media at the IIFA Awards 2012 in Singapore, Omi made the big announcement ”I am directing a psychological thriller and it’s very different from what I have done so far. It’s very exciting but I can’t tell you anything about it because I don’t want to give it (concept) away.”

When asked whom he plans to cast, Omi refused to reveal any names “It has got some big names attached to it. I can’t really tell you those names right now… hopefully, it will be good and all of you will enjoy it. I might act in the film too.”

Not many are aware that, apart from acting in films like Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, Desi Boyz, Players and Jodi Breakers, Omi has previously directed small budget films like ‘Out Of Time’ and ‘Desert Rose’.

While talking about direction, he reveals a secret “I came to Bollywood with an idea to direct. I went to film school in New York University, it just happened that I started acting.”

“I like to do different genres. When you are acting, you are sitting in the vanity van for a whole day and you act for just 5 – 10 minutes and when you direct you are working all day, so directing is much more challenging than acting”

For an actor who became an household name after the release of 3 Idiots, the characters that he has played in some of the other films, hasn’t done justice to his talent. Here’s wishing him the best with his new directorial venture.



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