'Rambo' needs more prep work: Filmmaker Sidharth Anand
Filmmaker Sidharth Anand says the Hindi remake of "Rambo" with Tiger Shroff is taking time as it requires a lot of preparation for action sequences. "While Tiger and I were working on these things, another YRF film came into the picture. For the first lead, we felt Hrithik was an apt choice. For the second lead I bounced the idea to Tiger," said Anand.
Work will begin on 'Rambo' after YRF film is over
There were reports that the project was shelved but Anand says it's in the pipeline. "I told him that if we do the YRF film now, we will have to push 'Rambo'. And we both agreed that we give a little bit of more time to prepare (for Rambo)," Anand says. As soon as YRF film is over, the work will begin on "Rambo".
Initial plan is to make "Rambo" into a franchise
The initial plan is to make "Rambo" into a franchise, but that can happen only if the part one does well, said Anand. "We need to bring the first film out and then see if the audience wants to watch more of this character or not. It will go on floors by 2019 end and release in 2020." Anand's last film was "Bang Bang".
'Bang Bang' made Anand an action director
"I've always been a romantic-comedy director. But my last film 'Bang Bang' was action and it changed the perception of me as a director. Now I am known as an action director and I am enjoying that. I try to push the envelope as much as I can for the action sequences and bring aesthetics," said Anand. Anand will soon make his TV debut.
Anand to be seen as judge on DID Li'l Masters
Anand can soon be seen as a judge on Zee TV's popular dance reality show "DID Li'L Masters" alongside Chitrangda Singh and choreographer Marzi Pestonji. The director says it was a "no-brainer" for him to give a nod to the show. It's the first time that a director would be judging the show. Since its inception, the show has been judged by choreographers.