By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
While Vishal Bhardwaj gets ready to release a kids-centric film
The Blue Umbrella, there are other directors who have the
same idea of tapping into impressionable minds to generate
innocence purity and authenticity.
Director Samir Karnik completed one film Nanhe (earlier
entitled Nanhe Jaisalmer) about a child actor Dwij Yadav's
bonding with Bobby Deol. Karnik is now in the middle of another
film Roshan spotlighting the same Dwij-Bobby pair's bonding.
Now it's Anupam Kher's turn. He's all set to star in Hawai
Dada, a fantasy drama about the relationship between a
grandfather and grand-daughter that Anupam and Satish Kaushik's
production house Karol Bagh Films will produce in collaboration
Anupam, "When this young writer-director Ajay Kartik came to me
with the script of Hawai Dada I was immediately swayed. It's
the story of an old man who has never flown. It's all about his
grand-daughter fulfilling his wish for an air journey. Such scripts
used to be rare until recently. Now suddenly we are inundated with
very talented young writers bubbling over with ideas. Now Satish
and I have tied up for the first time we need as much creative
resources as possible."