Nikhil plans a casting coup for his next film

Mumbai: Director Nikhil Advani is planning a casting coup of sorts for his next project, by roping in eight top Bollywood heroines for the movie, which he says is not women-centric. The buzz is that the film will feature a stellar female cast of Madhuri Dixit, Shabana Azmi, Dimple Kapadia, Karisma Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Deepika Padukone and Genelia D`Souza.

And if all goes well, then Nikhil will bring these eight divas together for his untitled film which he plans to make next year. However, he did divulge much about it. "It is too premature to speak about the star cast. The talks are on. All I can say at this moment is that it is quite exciting because it will give me an opportunity to work with some of the actresses whom I think are known as classic in the film industry," Advani told PTI.

On whether it would be a women-centric film, the director says, "No, it is not a women centric movie. It is a fun masala Bollywood movie with lot of women. It is not like `Lajja`. Also, there are equal number of male actors in the movie. It is a multi starrer film. It is the kind of film that I grew up watching," he said.

Nikhil who has made films such as `Kal Ho Naa Ho`, ?Chandni Chowk To China? and `Patiala House` is working on the script. "I can`t talk much about this project now. Among other scripts that I have.. I am working on this one as well," he said.
However, grapevine suggests that the film will capture the changing essence of Indian woman through four generations.

Madhuri, Shabana and Dimple will represent one era while Karisma will define the second. Rani and Preity will feature in the third segment of the story while Deepika and Genelia would stand for the GenNow women.