MUMBAI: After testing the television market down south, Anuj Saxenaâ€™s Maverick is all set to route into South Indian cinema.
The company has entered into a co-production deal a few months back with Vision Technology. However itâ€™s not yet decided whether the movie will be in Tamil or Telugu.
Speaking to Businessofcinema.com, Saxena says, â€œWe have been planning our movie since a long time but we both got busy with our individual projects. Finally we have a script in hand and will start casting soon.â€
So will the star cast include Bollywood names? â€œYes, it will be a mix of both – actors from Bollywood, Tamil and the Telugu industry,â€ Saxena informs.
Saxena is clear about the strategy when it comes to film production. â€œI have a straight-cut policy. I will make one big budget movie a year. And the rest will be small to medium budget ones.â€
He feels big corporate names tying up with production houses is more or less a trend these days. â€œI have been offered production deals and I may settle on one. But I am still contemplating the offer,â€ adds Saxena.
Saxena, who has recently stepped into distribution of films in select regions, declined the distribution of Ram Gopal Vermaâ€™s Darling. â€œI didnâ€™t want to take it up. I didnâ€™t feel too strong about the movie. I will be taking up a few movies in a monthâ€™s time,â€ he clarifies.
Maverickâ€™s TV show Sa Re Ga Ma on Zee Kannada has received tremendous response; hence the show will now be a daily from a bi-weekly.