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Ram Gopal Verma's film with SRK

Discussion in 'Movies T-Z' started by Hanoz, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. filmifan

    filmifan bhangraholic nattu

    Re: SRK and Ram Gopal Verma to do a film

    ooooooooooooo - you've hit on an EXCELLENT idea there, Poo. my oh my, vampire movies always have a sensual nature to them.
  2. Meghna04

    Meghna04 ChakDe SRK!

    Re: SRK and Ramgopal Verma to do a film

    Hey, I know what you mean! :hug:

    It's Ok! :)
  3. Aishagul

    Aishagul Turkish Delight :p

    'I never repeat mistakes' (RGV interview)

    He mentiones SRK only in the beginning but I am posting the whole article because I quite liked how Subhash K Jha pushed his buttons..:D

    'I never repeat mistakes'

    Subhash K Jha | February 22, 2006

    Ram Gopal Varma has rarely worked with the big stars. But now, the director appears to be changing his style, considering his next film will feature Shah Rukh Khan. He tells Subhash K Jha more about that decision. Excerpts:

    A film with Shah Rukh?

    Yes, finally! We've been discussing projects for years and are doing this in the second half of 2006. But I want to make a film that will project Shah Rukh's potential as a star rather than his capabilities as an actor. I want to tap what Shah Rukh is loved for -- his stardom. And I want to do it my way. :suspicious:

    Why have you chosen to stay away from the media lately?

    I haven't done so consciously. I have to have something to talk to about. During the last three months, I was completely engrossed in directing Shiva. It wasn't a conscious decision to stay away. I don't want to answer questions about my favourite food or holiday spot.

    What is your favourite food and holiday spot?

    Next question, please.

    Will Shiva be like just another RGV film that comes and goes?

    I don't think I make any film that just comes and goes. One reason I've kept silent is I wanted to steer clear of the confusion about whether Shiva was a remake of my first Hindi film Shiva, or James. The whole idea of making James was to make an action film in the style of the 1970s and 80s. It was meant to be a contemporary Shiva. By the time it came out, it was nothing like what it was planned to be. My new Shiva is a remake of my old one, but in a way that James was meant to be.

    Shiva, which was out in the 1970s, was about one man's fight against campus violence. To me, that appeared outdated. In this Shiva, Mohit Ahlawat plays a cop just out of the police academy, faced with a harsh reality he isn't prepared for.

    Do you have the same cast as James?

    Yes, but they aren't playing the same characters. Why would I do something so stupid? I had tremendous faith in the original cast and crew of James. Just because the film didn't work doesn't mean I have to change my convictions and beliefs. I don't judge potential by Fridays. Mohit Ahlawat remains a talented actor, regardless of whether James worked or not.

    You decided to do Shiva quite suddenly. Didn't that affect your other plans?

    Not really. I only go from film to film. I was supposed to start Sholay, but Mr Bachchan's unexpected illness put a brake on that. In any case, Sholay was not supposed to start before July 2006. So I did have the time to squeeze in a film.

    Your experiences with your films, assistants and associates haven't been too rewarding lately…
    They aren't to blame. As the decision maker, the final responsibility rests with me. People don't understand the mechanics of making a film. They feel an assistant is responsible for a flop. But, for all practical purposes, I am equally responsible, if not more.

    Then there's ingratitude. You had to deal with a lot of that lately.

    What do you mean? I don't believe in gratitude. I don't work with anyone out of a sense of charity. I use people as long as they are useful to me.

    What about Antara Mali? She said she felt bound by her commitment to your company.
    I don't think she said that. She said she decided to move away from the Factory. I don't know what she meant. She was never under any contract to act in or make a number of films. She was free to go anywhere.

    You are hiding your disappointment under practical cynicism. I have seen your protégés -- from Manoj Bajpai to Antara Mali -- move away.That's your reading. And you're wrong. It's a free country. Everyone is entitled to do what they want. It could be that some of these people had unpleasant experiences with me, or they may not have liked my style of functioning. They had every right to move away. No one is bound to stay with the Factory. I will go as far as to say that they were all right. I was wrong.

    In what way?
    They fulfilled my expectations of them, but I couldn't live up to their expectations. It's not like I played host to them at a dinner. I didn't serve up a meal to satisfy their appetites. I did it for myself. I had a personal agenda. I work with them for my own selfish reasons.

    Who but you would have given Antara Mali a chance to direct a film so early in her career?Why go into specifics? I don't think anyone in my Factory was doing her a favour. Everyone needs a chance to prove him or herself. What about me? What if Nagarjuna hadn't trusted me with directing him in Shiva? It was a super hit. My second film was a disaster. If I knew how to make a hit film, why would I make flops? You have to trust people to deliver. Even if they don't, it doesn't mean you stop trusting people.

    You need to keep discovering new talent because the old keeps moving away from you.

    I don't think it is to do with the old and new. I give people a break when I see that enthusiasm and passion in someone. I cash in on those qualities. After a while, they don't remain the same. They want to move on, whatever the reason.

    Your next production Darna Zaroori Hai is around the corner…

    In March. There are seven episodes, each directed by different people. Sajid Khan has directed the prologue -- the beginning title sequences. Then there's Sarkar writer Manish Gupta, me directing Mr Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh, G G Philips (of My Wife's Murder), Prabal Raman (of Gayab) and a new director called Vivek Shah, followed by Chekrvarthy.

    How is it different from Darna Manaa Hai?
    I felt the stories were not evenly put together earlier. The genre and concept was new and we couldn't make all the stories engaging. People ask me why I made Darnaa Zaroori Hai when Darna Manaa Hai didn't work. Just because love stories don't work, you don't stop making them. I have kept the old mistakes in mind. I might have made fresh mistakes, but not old ones. I never repeat mistakes.

    Except trusting new talent…
    There you go again. My intention was never for them to be grateful as I am not a grateful person myself. It's a stupid emotion. Let me tell you, I have too much happening in my life and career to bother about such things. I have quite a few assistants working on projects – 20 films by 20 assistants by the end of the next year. If you decide to make a film, I'll make you the 21st director.

    (The Source: Rediff)
  4. Poonam

    Poonam New Member

    Re: 'I never repeat mistakes' (RGV interview)

    Yes, finally! We've been discussing projects for years and are doing this in the second half of 2006. But I want to make a film that will project Shah Rukh's potential as a star rather than his capabilities as an actor. I want to tap what Shah Rukh is loved for -- his stardom. And I want to do it my way.

    Hmmmmm...this is getting curiouser and curiouser !!
  5. lamya

    lamya Well-Known Member

    Re: 'I never repeat mistakes' (RGV interview)

    hummm, wonder what kind of script he'll come up with, but i'm sure if shahrukh agrees then it might be a role that worthwhile
  6. Pakiza

    Pakiza New Member

    Re: 'I never repeat mistakes' (RGV interview)

    lol yeah...wonder what he has in mind now...:rolleyes: :suspicious:
  7. Astri

    Astri New Member

    Re: 'I never repeat mistakes' (RGV interview)

    Shahrukh as a star rather than as an actor? Hmmm....:suspicious:
  8. Poonam

    Poonam New Member

    Re: SRK and Ram Gopal Verma to do a film

    Oh, oh. My vampire fantasy just got dumped. I was watching CNN-IBN this morning where they had a clip on the RGV-SRK thing. Ramu (he looks and sounds a real creep, sorry to say)was saying he doesn't want to do anything dark or violent with Shah Rukh. Rather he is going to capitalise on what people love most about Shah Rukh - his stardom. H wants to take Shah Rukh's stardom from where it is to the next level - that's gonna be his challenge !!! Oh well, whatever..

    Btw, this is for all the mods and anyone else who can record stuff for the forum. CNN-IBN has a half-hour capsule called 'Entertainment Tonight' at 10.30 pm Indian time every night, with a repeat at 10.30 am IST the next day. It's an interesting programme with a mix of what's happening on the Indian movie scene, music, fashion, etc. so keep yr eyes peeled for Shah Rukh live on this one !:)
  9. shervin

    shervin Well-Known Member

    Re: SRK and Ram Gopal Verma to do a film

    thank you very much poonam for the information!
    i went to the ibnlive website, you can watch the live streaming online there for free.
    or use this link:

    these are the times:
    GMT+5:30 10.30 & 22.30 India

    GMT-8:00 09.00 & 21.00 Los Angeles
    GMT-5:00 12.00 & 00.00 New York
    GMT+0:00 05.00 & 17.00 London
    GMT+1:00 18.00 & 06.00 Berlin
    GMT+3:30 20.30 & 08.30 Tehran
    GMT+5:30 10.30 & 22.30 India
    GMT+6:30 11.00 & 23.00 Dhaka
    GMT+7:30 12.00 & 00.00 Jakarta

    please correct if i'm wrong
  10. Meghna04

    Meghna04 ChakDe SRK!

    Re: SRK and Ram Gopal Verma to do a film

    Thanks Shervin!
    You're such an darling!

    I've found the whole article which was mentioned by Poo!

    Imagine! King Khan plus Ramu

    Sunayana Nadkarni

    Thursday , February 23, 2006

    Mumbai: When a maverick filmmaker and the country's reigning superstar decide to take the same road, it could just be one of the biggest 'screen' collaborations ever.

    It may have taken years of convincing, but veteran director Ramgopal Varma has finally got Shahrukh Khan to say 'I do'.

    Varma, who is to make a film with Shahrukh, reveals that unlike most of his plots, this one won't be a dark one.

    "Basically, by nature, my films are dark and I don't want to do a dark film with Shah Rukh. That doesn't mean that I haven't done a lighter film. Rangeela was a light musical. It's just that things didn't work out at that time," says Ramu.

    The filmmaker believes in capitalising on Shahrukh's superstardom, which he says is the hardest challenge.

    "He is an actor, he is a star and stars are personalities. What people like about him should be enhanced, I don't agree with the concept of taking a star and making him an actor, there are actors everywhere and that's no big deal," says the director with a penchant for the unusual.

    "People like him for being Shahrukh Khan and to package him in what is being liked in the best way possible or to enhance it or take it forward is what I would love to do with someone like Shahrukh," he adds.

    Shahrukh and Varma haven't been the best of friends. While Ramu once said, "the superstar tag of Shah Rukh was more like a packaging," the King Khan is not known for being too fond of Varma either.

    But as the two bury the hatchet and decide to work together, we can look forward to some good cinema.

  11. Meghna04

    Meghna04 ChakDe SRK!

    Re: SRK and Ram Gopal Verma to do a film

    I hope that goes on well between the two!

    Two strong personalities come together and I hope it does not come to an explosion!
    --- except on screen!
  12. shahzura

    shahzura New Member

    Re: SRK and Ram Gopal Verma to do a film

    Hmmmm...this could be interesting to watch on sceen & even behind the scenes...well let's see what RGV has up his 'off beat & unconventional' sleeves :D ..I'm not a fan of his movies but there are some that I find interesting & am rather impress with...but then his obsession in doing different works than mainstream cinema might get a bit repetitive & thus gets a bit stale without him realizing it...then again, having Shahrukh might prove a challenge to him & spur him to do something out of HIS box...well, one will be left to wonder how capable he is in 'packaging Shahrukh as himself'...hmm
  13. filmifan

    filmifan bhangraholic nattu

    Re: SRK and Ram Gopal Verma to do a film

    hmmmmm.....ok.....whatever that means. LOL :suspicious:

    thanks Poo.
  14. Wafa

    Wafa I want my Mom!!!

    Re: SRK and Ram Gopal Verma to do a film

    thanks Poo and shervin for the info.
    I don't mind seeing srk as vampire, but I don't like horror and fiction movies. I prefer him in other types. so I'm glad ramu cleared that point and got it out of the way from speculations.
  15. filmifan

    filmifan bhangraholic nattu

    Re: 'I never repeat mistakes' (RGV interview)

    what if he's thinking of doing a story where in a way SRK plays himself - a superstar hindi actor - with some off-beat plot built around it?
  16. Tanjusik

    Tanjusik New Member

    Re: 'I never repeat mistakes' (RGV interview)

    Thank you for that nice intervie!:)
  17. Rajshri

    Rajshri Well-Known Member

    Re: 'I never repeat mistakes' (RGV interview)

    This guy's head is pretty messed up! :suspicious:
  18. Meghna04

    Meghna04 ChakDe SRK!

    Re: 'I never repeat mistakes' (RGV interview)

    Yes, this is really confusing...:confused:

    Why should Shah Rukh play a role which shows his stardom more than his capabilities as an actor? That's :crazy:

    Except when it is his own story?:suspicious:

    mmhmmm, and they are doing this in the second half of 2006?

    ... but what is with HNY and the other projects? :confused: Shah Rukh had said that he won't do films simultaneous???

    For me this is all a new "Paheli"..:D
  19. K

    K I love you Shah Rukh. Staff Member

    Re: 'I never repeat mistakes' (RGV interview)

    Thanks Aishagul.:)

    Silly man...:rolleyes:
  20. Wafa

    Wafa I want my Mom!!!

    Re: 'I never repeat mistakes' (RGV interview)

    Shah Rukh's potential as a star ?????

    "potential" ???? :crazy: :crazy:

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