Exclusive: Rajiv Rai to franchise Gupt, one of the best suspense thrillers in Indian cinema!


Rajiv Rai, who returned after a four-year hiatus from Bollywood with and launched Arjun Rampal along with his comeback enterprise Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001) and Asambhav (2004), after writing and directing thrillers like Tridev (1989), Vishwatma (1992), Mohra (1994), and Gupt (1997), is returning to motion pictures this 12 months after a niche of 15 years. The filmmaker tells us in an interview about his plans for the film which he intends to launch in March this 12 months and intention to franchise considered one of his most profitable film Gupt, starring Bobby Deol, Manisha Koirala and Kajol. Kajol performed a detrimental position within the homicide thriller whodunit and her efficiency was appreciated whereas Gupt went on to develop into a blockbuster.

Exclusive: Rajiv Rai to franchise Gupt, one of the best suspense thrillers in Indian cinema!

Whereas Rai’s subsequent will not be a sequel to his profitable thriller Gupt, he doesn’t deny that he could do sequels sooner or later and that he has plans to franchise Gupt. “I haven’t actually written a model of Gupt however I’ve an idea that I’d wish to do in a number of years from now. If I used to be to do Gupt 2 it received’t be a sequel as Kajol dies on the finish and it ends fortunately. I wouldn’t thoughts franchising Gupt if the story I write is healthier than the primary one with a very completely different story. I’d simply use the title, the soul of the movie and the names of the characters however story and forged sensible will probably be a very completely different movie. The thought is to indicate the viewers a model new movie as they get bored watching the identical factor. I’ve to supply them one thing new each time. It’s one thing just like the Bhatts have franchised the Homicide sequence.”

Whereas Rai has been engaged on five-six scripts since the previous few years he has lastly focussed on one, which he plans to announce in April with the forged and crew. He tells us, “I feel what I’m directing (and written) now is among the greatest homicide mysteries ever written. It’s a suspense, whodunit thriller, crime, motion and emotional drama. I haven’t labored so arduous as a result of I’m doing a comeback of types after years. My script is totally locked and sure with dialogues now. It’s an advanced thought and a tough topic nevertheless it’s a film with a managed price range. The topic that I’ve labored out will not be a sequel or remake. Individuals have approached me for a lot of remakes together with Johny Mera Naam, Vidhaata, Deewar, Trishul, Mohra, Gupt, Tridev. I’m not towards sequels however proper now the film I’m making will not be a sequel of any of my earlier movies.”

In contrast to Rai’s earlier motion pictures this one will probably be fully shot in India. Rai laughs, “I don’t have the price range to shoot overseas. I wish to shoot the film in Delhi as a result of I used to be an assistant director in Trishul in Delhi. It was my father Gulshan Rai’s manufacturing and Yash Chopra had directed it and I bear in mind Delhi very vividly. The topic I’ve written requires a metropolis within the north like Delhi and it’s a start-to-finish schedule. As I’m making a movie after a very long time, the precedence was to direct provided that the price range would work. I’ve at all times over-budgeted my motion pictures so I realized it the arduous manner.”

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