Mohit Suri: Approached Farhan Akhtar for my next film not Aditya Roy Kapur

So when this opportunity came, I jumped at it. I am not saying it was escapist but it did humongous business. The director said he was “subconsciously trying to do” the same thing in his life, as he has given platforms to artistes such as Kunal Kemmu, Shraddha Kapoor, Atif Aslam, Arijit Singh among others. Both sets of films can coexist easily.”

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Published:September 28, 2017 5:54 pm

Director Mohit Suri confirmed that he approached Farhan Akhtar for his upcoming film. The 36-year-old director, whose credits also include ‘Half Girlfriend’, ‘Woh Lamhe’, said the movie will touch upon a father-son relationship. “But yes, I did approach Farhan. “Mentoring is like parenting. But people confuse that with work and think I am working with him,” Suri told PTI. Every industry has seen this trend. I won’t say it this type of films are done and dusted. Asked his takeaway from the trend of chronicling stories from the heartland, Suri said, “I think that’s always been there in some way. This year has seen films set in small towns — ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’, ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ to ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ emerge as hits. It’s a two-hero project,” he added. The show aims to give a platform to four aspiring directors to make a short-film and be guided by industry’s bigwigs. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App The first movie from the show airs on MTV on October 6. “I am writing it at the moment. Related News
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