Kaizad Gustad is back now directing a film entitled Jackpot with Sachiin Joshi and Sunny Leone in the lead. Sunny, her fans would be happy to hear, would be speaking her own Hindi lines in the film.
The entire film is set in Goa during the rains. Says Kaizad excitedly, "We've never seen Goa in a noire-ish laidback and lazy and yet frantic."
Naseeruddin Shah with whom Kaizad last worked in Bombay Boys is back in Jackpot.
Kaizad came into renown as a filmmaker with Bombay Boys in 1998. He then directed that fiasco of a caper Boom. Thereafter the mishap on the railway stations signaled a dry phase in Kaizad's career.
"I did make one English-language film Bombil & Beatrice after what happened to me in 2004. It didn't get released at all."
Having been out of the loop for so long, one wonders if Kaizad feels like a fish out of water. "I remember running around 15 years ago with a script called Bombay Boys. Now I feel like the new kid on the block. A whole generation hasn't seen my Bombay Boys. The film industry has changed radically. It's far more open to films like Bombay Boys. The audience too has grown up. This is boom-time in Bollywood."