Mumbai, Oct 29: Director Shashank Khaitan of "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania" fame says he needs more time to develop the warrior film, which was supposed to star actor Varun Dhawan.
"We (he and Varun) were supposed to make a warrior film together, but I need more time to develop that film because the kind of research, technology and effort (that is) required... I am not prepared for it right now," Khaitan told IANS here.
"So right now, we are working on an action-entertainer together. We are excited about it. The basic structure has come out. Karan (Johar) and Varun Dhawan are both excited about it," he added.
Karan, Varun Dhawan and Shashank Khaitan had joined forces for "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania" and then "Badrinath Ki Dulhania". Should the audience expect more parts of the franchise?
"I hope it does. Right now, we are focused on making something. If time permits, we would love to continue with the franchise. It has given me so much... other than a great friend and franchise. Just so much in terms of relationships.
"So, I would like to go back to that. I don't know when and how. But I am hoping... at some point surely."
Khaitan had also made "Dhadak" - the Hindi version of the hit 2017 Marathi film "Sairat". People involved were "Dhadak" were trolled online by fans of "Sairat". Has that discouraged him from making remakes again?
"If I like something, I would like to. I am not averse to that. I was excited to make 'Dhadak'. I was very sure that it would get compared and that a lot of people were going to slam it.
"But the love that we received otherwise, the box office collection... the non 'Sairat' watchers and 'Sairat' watchers have liked the film, so I am not the sort of person who will say, 'I am not going to make a remake again'. It has to excite me.
"There was an instinct for 'Sairat' that I wanted to remake it. And I went ahead and did it. I don't think it's a remake. It's an adaptation and tomorrow if I see something and feel I have my own perspective, I will do it. So these comparisons, being slammed or praised, don't change my opinion."
PIc Source- Internet