After remaking French comedy film ‘Apres Vous’ into ‘Nautanki Saala’, filmmaker Rohan Sippy is all set to adapt author Samit Basu’s famous superhero novel ‘Turbulence’.
The director, who is the son of ‘Sholay’ helmer Ramesh Sippy, said he found the 2012 released novel an interesting read and decided to adapt into a film. The film is currently in its scripting stage and is being written by the novel’s author himself.
“We bought the rights to book called ‘Turbulence’. It’s a very interesting book on Indian superheroes by Samit Basu. He is adapting the screenplay at the moment, it’s the very big project and we need to get all the ground works at place before starting the shooting as this would be my first superhero film,” Rohan said on the sidelines of NFDC’s Film Bazaar.
As Indian audience is waking up to the charm of superhero films with the success of ‘Krrish’ and ‘Ra.One’ among others, the ‘Bluffmaster’ director says his film will create a niche in the sci-fi genre. “Samit is actually a friend of mine and we were talking about his novel one day. We felt that the novel has a great potential to turn into a film. When it finally shapes up then I feel it will be something to look forward to,” he said.
The filmmaker has not yet zeroed in on the starcast of the film, but he plans to rope in young generation of stars because he feels they are highly energetic. “This kind of film is really aimed at young generation and I am also planning to cast new generation actors like Varun Dhawan, Tiger Shroff, Arjun Kapoor. These young kids are performing at such a great level. These guys are giving a hint that the next generation of Hindi cinema is really going to make a mark. They have tremendous energy,” he said.
Rohan addressed a session on ‘Remakes-Creativity and Financial Viability’ at the ongoing Film Bazaar. He said remaking a film helps to keep the cost of production in check. “When you are doing a remake you can keep a control on your cost because you know in more detail that how you execute a film. It also helps you to keep your cost in check as well as giving you a potential on the other side,” he said. When asked the reason behind the failure of remaking western remakes in India, the director denied the claim that such movies do not do well. “I got profit on my last film ‘Nautanki Saala’. It not only covered it cost but made profit. I don’t know how success is defined but as a businessman I define it in these parameters. Salim-Javed even talked about the continued…