Mehul Kumar made a couple of films with Nana Patekar (Tirangaa, Krantiveer, Kohram). This guru of Abbas-Mustan (yes, the director duo assisted Mehulbhai for couple of years before they turned independent) has also made a few films with Amitabh Bachchan. Now Mehul is making the sequel to Krantiveer, called Krantiveer – The Revolution.
Why did he opt for new names this time? "Because the subject deals with youth. I could've cast established actors, but they would've come with the baggage of a fixed image. As for newcomers, you can mould them the way you wish to," the veteran filmmaker says.
Mehulbhai had cast Big B and Nana in Kohram and one expects him to team them yet again. "I'd love to direct them again. They're brilliant actors. In fact, at the launch party of Krantiveer – The Revolution, when someone asked Amit-ji if there was a possibility of working with Nana again, he instantly answered that if Mehulbhai has the script that would do justice, he'd accept it immediately," Mehul says.
So is Mehul approaching them for a film? Most importantly, does he have a script that would excite Bachchan and Nana? "Oh yes, I have a script. I hope to approach them in the near-future. It would be great if this project materialises," Mehulbhai says.