After setting the box-office on fire with their latest release Stree, producer Dinesh Vijan and director Amar Kaushik have now come together to make a film on the issues of surrogacy.
The film will be the official Hindi adaptation of National Film Award-winning movie Mala Aai Vhhaychay! (I Want To Be A Mother!), which was written, directed and produced by Samruoddhi Porey.
Talking about the project, director Amar Kaushik says, “I’ve always been attracted to mother-children stories.”
“What makes this one even more interesting is that it is rooted in a true story, one of the many cases that came to Samruoddhi Porey who is a practising lawyer with the Bombay High Court,” he adds.
Producer Dinesh Vijan reveals how he got the idea to adapt the Marathi film for the Hindi audience. “Once when I was on a flight, I saw Garth Davis’s Oscar-nominated biographical drama Lion (2016), again based on a true story, and wished I could make a film as emotionally stirring and engaging. Then, I saw this Marathi film which had been selected by President Pratibha Patil to be screened for former American President Barack Obama during his visit to India and immediately acquired its Hindi remake rights.”
The producer goes on to add, “My writer, Sita Menon, has been adapting the story since the past one year to cater to a wider audience while taking into account new surrogacy laws. Amar is the right guy to direct it. Going by the way he married horror and humour in Stree, I know he will make you smile and tear up with this one.”