Indian television's longest running detective show CID might soon be a film, says producer B P Singh, promising more action, a unique storyline and different styling with the same cast.
'There will be a film on CID with the same cast, but one main villain will be from outside,' Singh said, adding that he was not sure about the time frame.
Launched 21 January 1998 on Sony, CID has so far aired more than 615 cases in over 824 episodes.
Shivaji Satam plays ACP Pradyuman, while Aditya Shrivastav, Dayanand Shetty, Dinesh Phadnis, Vivek V Mashru, Hrishikesh Pandey, Narendra Gupta and Shraddha Musale are the important members of his team.
'The cast will be the same, but there will be additional cast for villains. We need to see who we can afford. There will be outstanding action scenes to make it different. The story, treatment action should look different from our regular episodes. We need to present a story that is remarkable and unique and different from the regular CID,' he said.
'Theoretically, it should start by the end of this year. The channel owns the rights... Even if the channel says yes today, we would be able to start early next year,' Singh added.
It will be the third TV show — after Office Office and Khichdi — to be converted into a movie.
According to Singh, showing relevant content was a challenge.