Shekhar said that they were supposed to meet on the day that the actor passed away.
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has revealed that he spoke with the late actor Heath Ledger hours before he died of a drug overdose. Shekhar said that they were supposed to meet on the day that the actor passed away.
"I worked with this fantastic actor called Heath Ledger and I did one of his first films. I was in New York and we were talking about a film we were going to do - The Nine O'Clock War - and he was going to do the lead role in it," Shekhar said.
However, their meeting was pushed, as Heath was feeling tired and jet-lagged. "He called me and he said, 'Shekhar, mind if we don't meet this evening? I am a little jet-lagged. Let's meet tomorrow.' I said okay. He said, 'Call me at 9.30, just wake me up.' At 9.30 in the morning, I felt, 'Oh my God, I shouldn't really wake him up. He is jet-lagged.' Around 11.30, the friend I was staying with said, 'Shekhar, sit down, I have something to tell you. Heath Ledger is dead.' I said, 'Hang on, I just spoke to him.' And he was gone," Shekhar said.