Rangoon director Vishal Bharadwaj feels it is difficult to adapt books into films

Vishal Bharadwaj has garnered critical acclaim and won accolades for adapting Maqbool (2003) from 'Macbeth', Omkara (2006) from 'Othello', and Haider (2014).

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:October 27, 2016 3:25 pm
vishal bharadwaj, rangoon Vishal Bharadwaj is looking forward to his next release, Rangoon. The film stars Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut in the lead.

Filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj, who has successfully completed a trilogy on William Shakespeare’s three tragedies, says it is difficult to recreate the magic of words on the screen. Bharadwaj garnered critical acclaim and won accolades for adapting Maqbool (2003) from ‘Macbeth’, Omkara (2006) from ‘Othello’, and Haider (2014) from ‘Hamlet’. “It’s never easy to adapt a book and make it into a film as you are never satisfied with your script. But the good part is whenever you get stuck you always have something to fall back on.”

“The reader should condition themselves and look at the film in a different way and not bring or think about the book,” he said. The 51-year-old filmmaker says he is attracted to suspense and espionage thrillers. “I want to make films in all genres. As a filmmaker, every genre excites me. But a suspense thriller, espionage these are my favorites (genre),” he added.

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The Haider helmer is looking forward to the release of his next Rangoon, starring Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut in the lead. “We are done with shooting. We will start promotions in December. The trailer and all will be out by then. We are yet to make the promo so it’s too early to reveal with which film it will come,” he added. Rangoon is set in the backdrop of World War II and will see Saif essay the role of a filmmaker. The movie also stars Shahid Kapoor who plays a soldier and Kangana Ranaut who plays an actor. The period-romance-drama is set to release in February next year.