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07-12-2012, 10:56 AM #1
Simi Garewal back to direction after 24 years
Veteran Bollywood actress Simi Garewal is all set to return to film direction after a gap of almost 24 years.
Simi Garewal, who is best remembered for her role in Raj Kapoor`s `Mera Naam Joker`, is all charged up to return to the silver screen, not as an actor, but as a director.
"She has written a script. And she is looking to direct it. The film will be shot in New York and Moscow. It is all in a developing stage...So cannot reveal anything more," a source close to the actress told reporters.
In 1988, Simi had written and directed a Hindi feature film `Rukhsat`. The film, a family drama, featured Mithun Chakraborty, Anuradha Patel, Marc Zuber, Pradeep Kumar, Rohini Hattangadi and Amrish Puri.
She was also the writer-director of the popular TV talk show `Rendezvous with Simi Garewal` (1997), which she hosted. "Rendezvous With Simi Garewal" is reckoned as one of the best chat shows on Indian television till date. Besides that, she also directed a three-part TV documentary series-- `India`s Rajiv` (1991).
Simi, who is usually spotted in her signature white clothes on TV shows and at award ceremonies, is popularly known as the `Lady in White`.