Veteran film-maker Subhash Ghai, who started off his career as a junior actor in films like Taqdeer and Aradhana and who is known for his fascination with the letter M, seems pretty confident about his upcoming directorial venture Kaanchi.
In a recent event held at his film and media arts institute, Whistling Woods International, to celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema, Ghai said, “Kaanchi is a very promising film. I have made it with great energy and passion and I hope that the audience will feel that energy in the theatre.”
The movie that revolves around a young girl’s struggle against power is a romantic love story and features newcomers Kartik Tiwari and Mishti in lead roles. The film also features veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty as the supporting cast.
Ghai who has worked with superstars such as Shahrukh Khan in Pardes, Anil Kapoor in Ram Lakhan and Madhuri Dixit in Khalnayak, is known for discovering and launching new talent in Bollywood like Manisha Koirala and Mahima Chaudhary.
While most directors bank the future of their film on a famous star cast, Ghai believes that it is the story which is more important and anybody who can pull of the character in the film, in its true sense, is a star.
“For me, my subject, my story (that I am telling) is important. Only the person, who is in front of the camera at that particular moment is a star for me whether he is a newcomer or a superstar,” he said.
Kaanchi is slated to release on August 30, this year.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2013.
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