Monday, September 10, 2007
Deepak Sawant gave the biggest hit of the Bhojpuri cinema last year, Ganga. He is now ready with its sequel, Gangotri in both Bhojpuri and the Hindi version. Earlier, there were reports that Sawant suddenly decided to dub the film in Hindi after looking at the final edit but the fact is that he actually shot the film in both Bhojpuri and Hindi from the very beginning with the same star cast and is planning to release both the versions on the same date.
Sawant"s first film Ganga was a big hit in Bhojpuri. Looking at the success of the film Sawant decided to make the sequel Gangotri which takes the story of Ganga forward. “Gangotri starts where Ganga ends. The entire star cast is the same; it stars Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Manoj Tiwari, Bhumika Chawla, Aruna Irani and Kunal Singh. I started shooting both film at the same time."
An interesting fact about this sequel is that, Gangotri will have glimpses of Ganga before the start of the movie. “Recaps have been shown only in tele-serial but you will see a recap for the first time in a film. We will show a five minutes recap of Ganga before Gangotri starts so that those who haven"t seen Ganga will get a glimpse of the movie."
Being confident about his film, Sawant informs that Gangotri has shaped well. “I expect the film to do well just like my first film. This will surely click with the audiences. We have completed the shooting as well as the post production work of the film."
Sawant"s debut film received three awards and was highly appreciated by the Bhojpuri audiences. “I want all kinds of audiences to see my film not just Bhojpuri. I want my Gangotri to reach out to wide audiences so I am going to release both these films at the same time."
When asked about his future projects, Sawant replies, “I am working on a script. If Gangotri works, I would make one more film in both languages. But everything depends on this film."
Sawant plans to release Gangotri this October.