From Fast and Furious to Men in Black, Hollywood is home to some of the biggest and most extravagant and flabbergasting cinematic franchises in the world.
Without any doubt, every ’90s kid from India grew up watching it with some of them wishing to be a part of it. However, have you ever wondered what would have happened to these franchises were to be remade in India?
Super hit film Mr. India film director Shekhar Kapur recently announced his new project intending to bring one such globally popular franchise to India.
In conversation with the Times of India, the director revealed that he is planning a new project like ‘Indian Harry Potter’. Clarifying that he is not making another ‘Harry Potter’, Kapur stated that the new project will be an ‘Indian equivalent’ of the world-renowned masterpiece.
”That genre of Harry Potter because I think in India, with the market we have, we are so used to things that are otherworldly,” Shekhar Kapur added. He also stated that the audience ‘grew up’ with these movies. ”I am now developing and probably will make a film franchise like Harry Potter, that comes out of India and not the West,”
The director recently helmed a romantic flick titled What’s Love Got to Do with It starring Shabana Azmi, Emma Thompson, Lily James, Shazad Latif, Sajal Aly, Oliver Chris, and more. The movie was critically acclaimed and premiered at Toronto International Film Festival.