Poultry company eggs on trio of movies

Nair to choose scripts and helmers for projects

NEW DELHI — Helmer Mira Nair, having just wrapped her latest film, “Vanity Fair,” announced in Mumbai she is to oversee three features in a joint venture with India’s largest poultry producer, Venkateshwara Hatcheries.

Nair will choose the scripts and helmers as well as guide the projects. The poultry company will pick up the tab for the films — estimated at a total of $10 million.

“I want to give good cinema to the Indian audiences and everyone in the world. Now, I have to find three directors who have something to say to the world,” said the U.S.-based Indian filmmaker, whose “Monsoon Wedding” won the Golden Lion at the 2001 Venice Film Festival.

Nair and Venkateshwara Hatcheries have formed joint venture Intl. Bhenji Brigade (Intl. Sisters Brigade) for the project.

“Now, I have to decide on the script for our first film,” Nair said, without elaborating on whether the movies would be made in English, Hindi or both.

Over the weekend she wrapped up shooting on British novelist William Makepeace Thackeray’s 19th-century novel “Vanity Fair,” starring Reese Witherspoon, Jim Broadbent, Gabriel Byrne and Bob Hoskins.

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