This Article is From May 13, 2013

Vivek Agnihotri: My next film a mix of Dil Chahta Hai and Deewar

Vivek Agnihotri: My next film a mix of Dil Chahta Hai and Deewar

Vivek Agnihotri's last movie was Hate Story

Highlights

  • Looking forward to his upcoming film Freedom, director Vivek Agnihotri says the movie is like Dil Chahta Hai meeting Deewar.
  • Freedom, a political thriller, is set in different periods from 1984 to 2000.
  • "It is a drama, not a satire. It is about the journey of youth, the journey post liberalisation. How the journey of talented, intelligent, gifted, the real cream of the country changed post liberalisation," Vivek, of Hate Story fame, told PTI.
  • "This film explores parent-son relationship as well as chemistry among friends. It is like Dil Chahta Hai meeting Deewar," he said.
  • The Aamir Khan starrer Dil Chahta Hai (2001) was a coming of age film of three friends while megastar Amitabh Bachchan's Deewar (1975) was a crime drama.
  • Agnihotri says the film is a culmination of a lot of incidents that happened in India and whatever he has experienced or seen personally.
  • "The film is about the ambition of three boys and how the family and society make contributions in those ambitions. For seven-eight years I was trying to make this film but nobody was willing to do it as I wanted people who would do justice to it," he said.
  • "Luckily Hate Story became successful and producers were willing to put money. In India, we surrender and compromise. We end up getting a star who is not fitting the character," he said.
  • The film stars Dance India Dance fame Salman Khan, who made his acting debut with Remo D'Souza's Any Body Can Dance.
  • "I was not aware that he (Salman Khan) was in Dance India Dance. I have been wanting to make this film for a long time. I think he is perfect for the film. He is a good actor and a mind-blowing dancer," Agnihotri said.
Mumbai: Looking forward to his upcoming filmFreedom, director Vivek Agnihotri says the movie is likeDil Chahta Hai meeting Deewar.

Freedom, a political thriller, is set in differentperiods from 1984 to 2000.

"It is a drama, not a satire. It is about the journeyof youth, the journey post liberalisation. How the journey oftalented, intelligent, gifted, the real cream of the countrychanged post liberalisation," Vivek, of Hate Story fame,told PTI.

"This film explores parent-son relationship as well aschemistry among friends. It is like Dil Chahta Hai meetingDeewar," he said.

The Aamir Khan starrer Dil Chahta Hai (2001) was acoming of age film of three friends while megastar AmitabhBachchan's Deewar (1975) was a crime drama.

Agnihotri says the film is a culmination of a lot ofincidents that happened in India and whatever he hasexperienced or seen personally.

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"The film is about the ambition of three boys and howthe family and society make contributions in those ambitions.For seven-eight years I was trying to make this film butnobody was willing to do it as I wanted people who would dojustice to it," he said.

"Luckily Hate Story became successful and producerswere willing to put money. In India, we surrender andcompromise. We end up getting a star who is not fitting thecharacter," he said.

The film stars Dance India Dance fame Salman Khan,who made his acting debut with Remo D'Souza's Any Body CanDance.

"I was not aware that he (Salman Khan) was in DanceIndia Dance. I have been wanting to make this film for a longtime. I think he is perfect for the film. He is a good actorand a mind-blowing dancer," Agnihotri said.