After making hard-hitting films like ‘Madras Cafe’ (2013) and ‘Pink’ (2016), Shoojit Sircar is gearing up for his first full-fledged love story titled ‘October’ with Varun Dhawan. The filmmaker recently opened up about the film.
“‘October’ is my take on love, this is the real love I believe in and I have experienced in life. The film has little experiences from my life and from what Juhi (Chaturvedi) has written. This was a difficult film like Piku and Madras Cafe. I do not select stories thinking anything specific, I just go by what I like, what comes to my mind,” Sircar told media outlets, according to Hindustan Times.
The director says he chose Dhawan for the film because he wanted to tap his potential as a actor and show him in a different light.
“There are certain potentials that I like to tap as a director in actors. I tried that with Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan in Piku and Taapsee Pannu in Pink. He (Varun) is hungry and ready to surrender and when you find that in an actor, what else do you want. I do not want anybody to do a favour on me, I want someone to come and jump in and say let’s do it,” Sircar said.
Like Shoojit’s previous ventures, ‘October’ is also close to everyday reality. “‘Piku’ was like everyday affair, when people saw the film, they were like this happens with us everyday. In this film, love is shown through my eyes. What we do not notice about love in life is what I have tried to show.”
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