Rohan Sippy who had last helmed Nautanki Saala will now be directing an adaptation of Turbulence, a book by Samit Basu. Set in India and London, Turbulence is an action-packed adventure, full of references to superhero fiction and a plethora of captivating characters. While Sippy is developing the story, Basu is working on the screenplay. “The book is one of the few to be published in the US and Basu has already written the sequel of the book. The genre has a universal appeal and I am very excited about the project as it will be made on a huge canvas. The film will be very emotional at the core and the characters are all Indian,” confirmed Sippy.
Sippy’s other production, Sonali Cable directed by writer-turned-director Charudatt Acharya is slated to release in September.
Neeraj Pandey to direct the film adaptation of his own book
The rights of Neeraj Pandey’s book Ghalib Danger have been acquired by Vikram Malhotra’s (former COO of Viacom18 Motion Pictures) Abunduntia Entertainment, that will soon be adapted into a film. Pandey will be directing Ghalib Danger, that revolves around the journey of a naive taxi driver Kamran Ali who dreams of making it big someday. But due to certain circumstances, he enters Mumbai’s underworld. The film will most likely have an ensemble cast, and may go on floors in the second half of 2015.
Leading lady of FAN not finalised
Refuting reports that Vaani Kapoor, who made her debut in Yash Raj Films Shuddh Desi Romance last year will be playing the leading lady opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Maneesh Sharma’s FAN. Rafiq Gangjee, Vice President, Marketing & Communications YRF, said that the leading lady of the film has not been finalised. Meanwhile, Khan is doing look tests for the film created by renowned special effects make-up maestro Grag Cannom.
FAN is slated to release on August 14, 2015 worldwide.