Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor recently started the shooting of her upcomning thriller Blind, which is the remake of the south Korean film of the same film. While we are expecting the film to have solid twist and turns, filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh, who is producing this venture revealed some interesting things about Blind as he said that they had hired a coach, who was visually impaired, to train Sonam for the film.
When asked whether they approached Sonam after looking her past performances, to which Sujoy replied, “The worst thing you can do is to cast an actor based on their previous performance. Nobody’s past work matters. Every film has different demands from its cast and crew. That I had seen her in ‘Veere Di Wedding’, ‘Khoobsurat’, ‘Neerja‘ and ‘Delhi-6’ is a different story, and of course, she was good in all four.” Speaking about Sonam’s performance in the film, he added, “It’s a challenging role but Sonam is doing it well; Shome has been working with her diligently. She has worked hard with a coach hired by us, to understand the nuances of playing blind.”
When question to Sujoy, why doesn’t prefer to remake Hindi films instead of original films, he responded, “Yesteryear films were good but made in sync with the times. How do I recreate the intrigue and longing that the lead pair had for each other back then, in the era of mobile phones? How do I recreate the same society and issues that existed 30 years ago? There was a thehrav in those films, but today everything is instant. If you put a mobile phone in those films, they will become something else. I would like to remake something that stands relevant in today’s times and to which I can contribute. Frankly speaking, I would love to remake ‘Mere Apne‘ (Meena Kumari, Vinod Khanna) but can I create that society and that angst? Even when I made ‘Badla‘, I had to prove my detractors wrong. They kept thinking why was I remaking ‘The Invisible Guest’ which everyone has seen.”
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