Week One Mumbai: Four Bungalow
I came to Mumbai determined to start work on my Campus Erotica Web-series called I also slept with Rashmi Verma. Armed with bookselling online and a five-episode screenplay. It was my first job to start work on the Theme Song of the Web-series, I had scratched around and come up with the lyrics of the song Titled Mein Hun Rashmi Verma. The work has begun and the tempo and rhythm of the song are being composed, my friend Manish is doing the Music. To me, the song sounds a lot like an 80’s Qurbani tune. It is really like webbing a web series, so many permutation and combinations, who to cast, who does the music and at what price. Should I take a partner or not. So many questions spin in my mind and I am unsure of all of them, but I know somehow the pieces of all the jig saw’s will stick and something beautiful will happen.
Meet Sunil Shetty today, he was passing out of his office surrounded by his team of five and six assistants .” Sir, Sunil sir, I am Anuj Tikku need 15 min of your time, I have written bookselling online want to make a web series out of it .” I was glad he recognized me, after all, I had acted in his Film EMI a decade back with Sanjay Dutt and Urmila. He remembers me all right who can forget that face of mine. I remember he had asked his team to search me out and especially asked them to give me the role, he was also kind enough to put my scene in the promotions of the film. I like Sunil and his daughter will be perfect casting for the role of Rashmi Verma. The email has been sent and the results are awaited. What will be the ideal budget that as the main discussion with Manish today as Sujata his girl sang the song? We came up with a figure of 50 lakhs ideal. 10lakhs per episode, there were discussions and arguments and it was decided Sunil Shetty will put some of the mollah! More sandcastles in the air more dreams within dreams. I had to ask Mannish to slow down and stop dreaming so big.
But I like the pace of Mumbai and the thrill and purpose of it all. I am dreaming and my energy is good. I am enjoying the thrill of being in Bollywood again something I had been missing for a year. Life in Delhi is boring no friends to talk to no job to do except blog writing. Life in Dehra Doon is even drabber with my Grandmother their almost in her 90’s. I have friends there but still I am tied to the house all the time, the action I so much miss has begun and I like the pace of it all.