Kunal Kemmu: Film on Ram Jethmalani is a huge responsibility on us


A lot of research goes into a project like this.”
The 34-year-old actor says getting Jethmalani’s official go-ahead for the biopic was most important for the team. Related News
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Jethmalani, who announced his retirement in September, fought several high-profile cases, representing many controversial clients from stockbroker Harshad Mehta to former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, among others. The film will be produced by Kunal, his wife Soha Ali Khan and Ronnie Screwvala. “We needed his life rights with us, and it all happened (referring to Jethmalani giving his nod for the film), now it is a huge responsibility on us. 2017-11-25T17:09:36+00:00″>
Published: November 25, 2017 5:09 pm

Kunal Kemmu will essay the role of lawyer Ram Jethmalani in his biopic. “The biopic has to be real. He is supposed to be the God in the world of law. We read all the books on him. You get the life rights as you want to say everything that is not in public domain. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App Kunal met Jethmalani, along with Soha, when he was 93. He has an amazing professional life and an intriguing personal life,” says Kunal. He says they were initially unsure about bringing Jethmalani’s story to life but they firmly believed that it deserves a cinematic adaptation. The film will go on floors next year. “I was intrigued by him, his journey. We did not have a plan, we just felt this story needs to be told whether as a series or a feature film. “We were in Delhi and I have a lot of friends who are into law. When asked if the film will be a case-by-case account, the actor says, “Those things are being worked out.”

Kunal adds the team is putting the script together and they will soon have a director onboard. The Golmaal Returns actor says the film will have a balanced approach towards all aspects of Jethmalani life – be
it good or bad. Every time there are some legal discussions, Ram Jethmalani’s case studies are talked about. There is lot of responsibility, as it is not a work of fiction, you do fictionalise few things but primarily it is a biopic. In an interview with PTI, Kunal says, “I felt we need to tell his story as he has a 70-year-old career and a 94-year-old of life, it is so amazing. He says they have zeroed down on a title for the biopic but it is too early to reveal anything at the moment.