Debutante director Anand Rai has been in the news a lot for his
movie, 'Strangers', which releases on December 7. However, not many
people know that Anand Rai has been a television director, and that
Irrfan Khan and he have been friends for some time now. According to a
source, Irrfan was Rai's first choice for the movie, given the
relationship. And Irrfan had agreed instantly. The source adds that the
trouble started when Irrfan demanded changes in the same script that he
had always known about and agreed to. This was unacceptable, as far as
Rai was concerned, and that is now the end of yet another relationship
in Bollywood. With international acclaim and fame, Irrfan is on another
level at present, although, as this case illustrates, he may not always
get his way.
'Strangers' will be presented by Sahara One Motion Pictures.