"I was very unhappy when I could not find any role for the three extraordinary actresses - Tisca Chopra, Tillotama and Rasika Dugal - who were in Qissa. I even tried to rewrite the script to somehow bring them into the film, but the film was adamant about going its own way. Finally, I gave up," the director told IANS
"I have signed on Anup Singh's next with Irrfan and Gulshan Devaiah. I am very excited about reuniting with the two after Qissa. It is not a period film but is set in modern day India. I am looking forward to it. We begin shooting from December. I am really excited," Tillotama said
The hard-hitting drama is likely to release in India in September
Indian actress Tillotama Shome's performance as a girl who is raised as a boy in Qissa on Thursday won her the best actress title in the New Horizons Competition of the seventh Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF).