By Subhash K Jha
BOLLYWOOD: The startling female hero of Revolver Rani (RR) has been warmly received by critics. And Kangna Ranaut is all set to do another film with the RR director Sai Kabir.
Says Sai Kabir, “Yes I’m doing a film called Divine Lovers with Kangna and Irrfan in the lead. It would be a complete contrast to Revolver Rani. It won’t be loud aggressive violent and splashy like RR. But again Divine Lovers would be about the Great Indian Dream.”
Divine Lovers would be set in Mumbai and Aligarh.
Reveals Sai, “It’d be set in the lower middleclass and it would be also about the moral corruption of the middleclass.”
Also on the anvil is the sequel to Revolver Rani. “I want to build my hero Alka Singh as a franchise. She’ll be my toy to tell many stories.I want her to do many things in the future including fight America and revive the Soviet Union.”
But before that there is a short film he’s directing this monsoon. “Again it’s about the Great Indian Dream. This obsession with the middleclass comes from the fact that I was an assistant to Saeed Mirza and Kundan Shah for nine years. I am highly influenced by them. But I feel my cinema needs to make money, so I can continue making the films that I want to.”