The Virgin Produced India has partnered with the Indian actor Anil Kapoor for a teen comic project, which will be also produced by Mr.Kapoor’s younger daughter Rhea Kapoor along with him. Newcomer Karan Boolani is making his directorial debut with the project.
It is a youth oriented feature film focusing about the life of urban youth who met during their fresh man year at an American university. The film is a tale of teenager students who start college as strangers, but leave as friends for life. The film is yet to titled.
The youngster Rhea Kapoor who is co-producing the venture along with her dad veteran actor Anil Kapoor says about it, “We have had this project with us for a bit. Our film reflects the voice of the generation. It’s a risk we have taken, so we don’t know if this will work. You do it because you are passionate about films. We are making this film for a global audience so it isn’t specifically for Bollywood or Hollywood markets. We aren’t going to filter the content and that will be a challenge.”
Regarding adding American Pie content, “American Pie revolved around the sex life of the characters. Ours is not just about that. We aren’t shying away from that. Sex is an integral part of growing up. Our film will have it but it’s not entirely focusing on that. We’re going to be realistic,” she says.
Oscar Award winner AR Rahman composing the soundtrack of the movie, about this she stated to media, “We are so excited to have Rahman score music for us. I’ve been working with him on the album for a bit. Dad and Rahman sir will help nurture talent for us for the film. We will be introducing all genuine, fresh talent. It will be a mix of both international and Indian actors”.
It will be interesting to see whether global icon Anil Kapoor will be part of the movie or not. “Just wait and watch”.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Produced India has announced its first Bollywood project in partnership with Anil and his daughter Rhea Kapoor.
The 57-year-old actor had last seen in the family entertainment Dil Dhadakne Do, which fetched him huge accolades. Hence, Indian audiences are expecting a lot from the movie.
Speaking about the film, Anil Kapoor said that with this film, they look forward to taking Virgin Produced’s unique and successful business model and also expand the same in Bollywood.