Mumbai | Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri is all set to helm his next directorial venture which will have judiciary as the theme. The director, who recently helmed the socio-political drama Buddha in a Traffic Jam, says the film will be like an adaptation of the highly successful Hollywood movie Twelve Angry Men, which was about a jury of a homicide trial.
My next is on judiciary. It is like an adaptation of ‘Twelve Angry Men’. It talks about how the jury system should be back. People today say that judiciary is corrupt, slow, so the whole focus is how the system of jury should be brought back, Agnihotri said.
The director said he will start the film by this year end and is currently looking for the perfect casting. I am looking for 12 actors for the film, it might include stars too. I am excited for the film, he said. Agnihotri, meanwhile, is excited about his latest film Junooniyat, a romantic-drama starring Pulkit Samrat and Yami Gautam, which is scheduled to release tomorrow.
After having helmed films of varied genres like the thriller Chocolate, erotic Hate Story and sports drama Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, the director says romantic movies are the most difficult. I did ‘Junooniyat’ because I wanted to challenge myself. Love stories are the most difficult to make.
It is difficult to touch hearts than mind, because in the mind you do have some reference point, Agnihotri said. For a love story, basic emotion should be there, you need a combination of everything.
Good chemistry between the actors, music, script. If even one of them is not in place, the magic will not be there, he said. The movie brings back the pairing of Pulkit and Yami after their recent film Sanam Re.
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