Producer Murad Khetani, known for backing films like “Mubarakan”, “Kabir Singh” and “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2”, says Ranbir KapoorThe -starrer film “Animal” is a larger-than-life visual spectacle, brimming with heroism. Billed as a crime drama, “Animal” is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who made his Hindi directorial debut with the 2019 blockbuster “Kabir Singh” (a remake of his 2017 Telugu hit ‘Arjun Reddy’). Upcoming feature also stars Anil KapoorBobby Deol, and Rashmika Mandanna.
“It is a challenging film. But we have a great team. Sandeep has written the story and he narrated it to Ranbir and Anil Kapoor, they liked it and they agreed to come on board.
“It has action, emotion, heroism, larger-than-life scenes. We have our director and actor Rashmika from (South Zone) and we will release it there,” Khetani told PTI.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, Khetani’s Cine1 Studios and director’s brother Pranay Reddy Vanga’s Bhadrakali Pictures, ‘Animal’ will release on August 11, 2023.
Apart from “Animal”, Khetani is also working on the Indian adaptation of 2019’s widely acclaimed Turkish drama “Miracle in Cell No. 7”. The film, directed by Mehmet Ada Oztekin, is the story of the love between a mentally ill father and his six-year-old daughter, who was wrongfully accused of murder.
He said that when he saw “Mirkel in Cell Number 7” he immediately fell in love with the film and started the process of taking the rights. “Adapting the film for the Indian audience is a challenge as the film was made on the basis of its culture and environment. It has to be adapted in the right way. We are working on the script.”
The producer also revealed that he has bought the rights of Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit‘s 1988 iconic film “Tezaab”. The action romance film was produced and directed by N Chandra and featured chartbuster tracks like “Ek do teen’, ‘Keh do ke tum’ and ‘Sogaya ye jahaan’.
“We have acid rights. We are working on the script and then we will approach the director and producer.”
The makers are riding high on the success of their latest film “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2”. The Kartik Aaryan-starrer horror comedy, which released on May 20, has earned Rs 164.71 crore in 22 days. movie sequel Akshay Kumar and the Vidya Balan-starrer 2007 psychological horror comedy of the same name.
Khetani said the plan is to take the ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’ franchise forward with the third part.
“We have received so much love and acceptance from the audience, so we will definitely take it forward. It will take time and we will have to do a lot of work on the script. The story of ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3’ should be better than the second part. There is more responsibility,” he said.