The wait is over, Fox Star Studios and debutant director, Mukesh Chhabra have decided to call the Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi starrer ‘Kizzie Aur Manny’. The adaptation of the hugely successful Hollywood film ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ based on the bestselling book by John Green, Kizzie (played by Sanjana) Aur Manny (played by Sushant) is a heart-warming love story about 2 youngsters who take you on a journey of love, life and hope against all odds. Music played a pivotal part in the Hollywood film & to create the same magic in the Indian adaptation of this romantic drama, academy award winning music director A R Rahman will be composing the soundtrack for the film.
Speaking about the project Rucha Pathak, Chief Creative Officer, Foxstar India says, “Finally the stars have come together for our Indian adaptation of Fault in our Stars! We’re especially happy that the script that we’ve been developing over the last few years is seeing the start of shoot and the title itself has come so organically from the Indian characters in the film. ”
Rucha further adds, “Kizie & Manny are characters from the imagination of Suprotim Sengupta, who wrote the screenplay and Shashank Khaitan, who gave them wonderful voices through his dialogues. And finally Mukesh Chhabra is going to bring Kizie and Manny to life. We’re looking forward to a great shoot!”
Debutant Director Mukesh Chhabra, who has begun shooting today in Jamshedpur, says, “We are making the film as a beautiful love story which plays out between the two main characters. I have tried to keep it as simple as possible which is why we decided on this title that has a ring of a rhyme, like Bunty aur Babli.”
When asked why they choose Jamshedpur, he says, “Jamshedpur has happily welcomed people from across country and gave them a home there. You have a south indian living next to a Bengali family, while a Parsi and a Bihari could be neighbours. I needed a place with a small town vibe and had heard a lot about Jamshedpur from Imtiaz and R. Madhavan. When I came here for recee, I knew instantly that this was where I wanted my love story to take root.”