"I wanted to make an action film with two heroines. I was going to make it with Bipasha and me before my debut home production film 'Dishkiyaoon'. It went too over budget. This was four years ago," Shilpa, 38, said. (Agencies)
"Bipasha had also liked the script... She wanted a final draft. When I was working that time if this was made into Rs 20-25 crore then it would have been viable. But the budget went upto Rs 40-50 crore. That time, we did not have films like 'Fashion'. It was scary time," she added.
But she does want to revive the project. "I will revive it in sometime. I think it is the right time to make women centric films," Shilpa said.
The actress-entrepreneur is now looking forward to the release of her maiden home production film 'Dishkiyaoon'.
A story of ambition, revenge and deception, 'Dishkiyaoon' chronicles the life of 'Vicky Kartoos' as he makes his way to the top, in the uncertain world of gangsters.
The movie stars Harman Baweja, Sunny Deol, Aditya Pancholi and Ayesha Khanna in pivotal roles.
Produced by Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Sunil Lulla, 'Dishkiyaoon' directed by Sanamjit Singh Talwar, releases on March 28.
As a producer it is Shilpa's first film and she says pre-planning is a must.
"When I was acting in films, that time pre planning was not there. When I started doing films 20 years ago the dialogues were given to us when we were in front of camera. I wonder how we used to work, it was a chaotic environment," she said.
"Today films are far more planned, organised and marketing strategy has changed. Because of all this (pre planning) things have changed.. problems have reduced. It is best time for filmmakers, actors and everyone," she added.
The actress-turned producer expects her film to do well commercially, which according to her is like an experiment.
"To do action with Sunny Deol will be a safe bet. We don’t have mindless action. We have great characters in the film, it has great dialogues. I took this risk. I liked the gangster story, the dialogues.. so produced it. The characters are real," she said.
According to the 38-year-old, it was not difficult to convince Deol for this film as he had liked his role a lot.
"When I went with the script he said why should I do this film, he had not heard the script. I told him if you like your role then only do it... Forget that I have come to you and you know me," she said.
"He liked the role and hence did the film. He has never played this kind of character I hope people like it," she added.
"I wanted to make an action film with two heroines. I was going to make it with Bipasha and me before my debut home production film 'Dishkiyaoon'. It went too over budget. This was four years ago," Shilpa, 38, said.