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.