He enjoys a massive cult following with his off-beat Bengali movies and now director Qaushiq Mukherjee, popularly known as Q, is all set to make his Hindi film debut.
The filmmaker will rewrite his latest Bengali supernatural-horror-drama “Ludo” for his maiden Hindi venture, produced by Phantom Films.
“We are making this film in Hindi with Phantom. We have just about finalised everything and started rewriting. It’s not a remake. It’s sort of a continuation,” Q told PTI.
He was speaking on the sidelines of “Ludo” screening at the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.
“Ludo” is a story of four youngsters trapped inside a mall, who encounter an old couple and get sucked into a deadly game of horror and gore.
Ask him if the Hindi film will be a sequel and the director says, “I am going to call it as a rewrite for now because we are not really sure what we are going to end up doing.”
Unlike the Bengali version, which was co-directed by Nikon, the Hindi film will be helmed by Q alone.
“I will be directing it myself. Nikon is not here, he is in Canada and will be there for the next two years. So he can’t physically do it.”
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The “Tasher Desh” director prefers to call this as a “Hindi” film debut rather than “Bollywood” and says language plays an integral part in his films.
“I wouldn’t say it a Bollywood debut but surely Hindi. I want to work with a kind of dialect that I will like. Language is a very primary thing in my films, that’s why I was making films only in Bengali. But this year the idea was to take it out of the bandwidth.”
Q is currently filming an untitled British-Indian co-production English comedy and is also excited for the experimental “X”, which is directed by a team of 11
“X” is scheduled to release on November 30.