MUMBAI: Sujoy Ghosh will be a happy man. He has found his way with the ‘Kahaani’ sequel and it may well be that Sujoy himself will helm the sequel of the Vidya Balan starrer.
It was reported by a leading tabloid that post the fallout with Sujoy Ghosh, PEN India has finalised Kundan Shah of ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ fame to direct the sequel. Our story (Read here) also had Sujoy Ghosh being unhappy about ‘Kahaani’ slipping away from his hands.
But now Kundan Shah has cleared the air and confirms that he isn’t directing the sequel anymore.
“Why would I want to make it? That’s Sujoy Ghosh’s domain. He did a brilliant job in ‘Kahaani’. No other director can do justice to the brand”, said Kundan Shah. He also said that he had approached PEN India and Jayantilal Gada with a women oriented subject. And it was Jayantilal Gada who suggested it be made into ‘Kahaani 2’. He also says that his next film is a political satire called ‘Masquerade’, based on a dead body coming alive.
“He says the rights are with him. I am not comfortable with this at all. Why should I claim any creative right over the franchisee? It’s Sujoy’s baby”, added Kundan. He also wishes that the producers PEN India and Sujoy Ghosh patch up and make ‘Kahaani 2’, but says to keep himself from all the controversies surrounding the sequel. Meanwhile Sujoy Ghosh says, “No one can make ‘Kahaani 2’ without my consent. I will make the sequel. Its mine.”
With so many twists and turns in this ‘Kahaani’ we hope that there is some consensus reached and audiences get to see some action soon. With Sujoy holding his ground and producers fighting over the remake, we wonder who will direct this saga? The hunt is on!