The ‘Mr India’ (1987) spin off by Ali Abbas Zafar got into a moral mess when Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Shekhar Kapur reportedly took offence to Zee Studios making an announcement without their knowledge.
Whilst legally these creative people were not bound to know, Deccan Chronicle reveals that in the case of ‘Bob Biswas’, an upcoming film being produced by Shah Rukh Khan and Sujoy Ghosh, the latter has taken permission from Jayantilal Gada, the producer of ‘Kahaani’ (2012), to which ‘Bob Biswas’ is a spin-off.
“It was imperative that Ghosh had to get a no-objection letter (NOC) from Gada before they proceeded on the spinoff on the character. Another spinoff was created recently with Naam Shabana based on the character from Baby, but Neeraj Pandey was the producer on both. In this case, what really helped was that Shah Rukh Khan and Gada had collaborated last on ‘Zero’ (2018 and that was one reason that that producer gave the NOC quickly, so as to keep his relations with Khan in place,” revealed sources.
‘Bob Biswas’ is being directed by Ghosh’s daughter, Diya Annapurna Ghosh. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan and Chitrangada Singh in lead roles.