Kahaani 2 in pre-production stage, to star Vidya: Sujoy
Director Sujoy Ghosh has confirmed that he is reuniting with Vidya Balan for the sequel of his 2012 mystery Kahaani and is currently busy with its pre-production work. Sujoy said the film will go on floors soon and will be majorly shot in the city.
“Yes Kahaani 2 is happening. It is in pre-production stage. Vidya Balan will star in the film. Major parts of the film will be shot in Kolkata,” said the director.
Sujoy has produced Vidya’s upcoming film T3EN directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. During a discussion on ‘Byomkesh Through The Ages’ at the 40th International Kolkata Book Fair last night, the director, said he personally liked Byomkesh Bakshi but was not sure if it would be fit enough for Monday’s pan-Indian film goers. “I still like Byomkesh novels at a personal level but I am not much sure from the director’s point of view. I am not sure if it will be liked by the film audiences of today,” said Sujoy, who essayed the role of fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi in Satyanweshi. He said he took up the challenge to play Byomkesh Bakshi only at the behest of its late director Rituparno Ghosh.
“Rituda had ordered me one day that ‘you have to do the lead role in my Satyanweshi. It was not possible for me to say no to Rituparno Ghosh. It was an altogether good experience. Except Byomkesh and his assistant Ajit, all other characters were created by Ritu da.”
On the issue of literary works from Bengal having been adapted in many films, Sujoy said, “We have a veritable goldmine of literature. And I am proud of that.”