Manoj KumarMumbai: Renowned film maker Manoj Kumar is eying a comeback in Bollywood with a film titled ‘DNA Report’. He is wielding the megaphone after over two long decades. His debut venture Clerk failed to impress movie lovers in 89. He informs, “I haven’t been able to make any film because of my back problem. But now my script is ready. It’s a film called DNA Report. It’s about how a man becomes a victim of a DNA test when he has never had any emotional or physical relationship with a woman. Then how does the DNA report say he’s the father of the woman’s child? This is a subject I’ve never been into.”

Says Manoj Kumar regretfully, “I don’t have the comfort of working with Manoj Kumar the actor anymore. He is capable of telling home truths in the most understated manner. So I’ve to select from the stars today. It’s an expensive film. I have zeroed in on an actor. But until everything is finalized I can’t talk about it.” Buzz is Akshay Kumar, self confessed star of Manoj Kumar may be starring in the sequel. Manoj says, “He has great respect for me. In his film with Katrina Kaif Namaste London he said, ‘If you want to know what India is all about take a look at a dvd of Purab Aur Pachchim, and you’ll know. In fact Purab Aur Pachchim the mother of many subsequent films.”

Manoj may go for a completely new leading lady. Says the actor, “I have an eye for talent. Do you know in Shor when Sharmila Tagore ditched me(she was supposed to play my wife’s role that Nanda finally played) I had offered that role to Smita Patil. She politely told me she was not interested in acting at that point of time.God has given me honest eyes and pure ears.”

Mulling over his long absence from direction Manoj Kumar says, “I never intended to be a director in the first place. I became one by default when during Shaheed I had to direct the film unofficially. Then Lal Bahadur Shastri raised the slogan of Jai Jawan Jai Kisan. That’s how I made Upkar. I give credit for my success to my parents. My father was a poet philosopher. I came to Mumbai with two targets .One was to be a hero, the other was to make 3 lakh rupees,1 lakh each for my two parents and 1 lakh for my siblings.When I had left home in Delhi in 1956 to come to Mumbai to become a hero my father gave me a letter. In that letter he said, ‘My blood can never commit blunders, only mistakes’. I made mistakes in my career. But not blunders.”

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