Filmmaker Mohit Suri whose two-hero film is in a scripting stage, chooses Farhan Akhtar over Aditya Roy Kapoor for his next film. Speaking about the same, Suri said, “Aditya has never been approached. He is a friend of mine, he comes over to my house all the time, it’s not to do with work. But people confuse that with work and think I am working with him. But yes, I did approach Farhan. But I need another actor for the movie. Until I don’t have that, I don’t have a film. It’s a two-hero project.”
Mohit Suri mentioned that the movie will be about a father-son relationship.
“I am writing it at the moment. I am not sure if that’s going to be my next or not. I still have to submit the draft to the actors and cast the film. It is a personal journey, which I’ve used in a semi-autobiographical way. I hope I get the right platform to make the film,” he said.
Films based on small towns like Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Toilet Ek Prem Katha to Shubh Mangal Saavdhan have tasted success. When asked about crafting movies on small towns, Suri said, “I think that’s always been there in some way. The films which have lasted the test of the times have been the ones which were more inward. It doesn’t necessarily mean heartland, it could mean human.”
The 36 year old director said that escapist cinema can still exist. Mohit Suri said,”Baahubali 2 was the largest hit this year. I am not saying it was escapist but it did humongous business. It is a larger-than-life film with real emotions. I won’t say it this type of films are done and dusted. Every industry has seen this trend. Both sets of films can coexist easily.”