Milap Zaveri talks about the inspiration behind Marjaavaan
After the 2018-action thriller, Satyameva Jayate, with John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee, the trio of Milap Zaveri, Nikkhil Advani and Bhushan Kumar are all set for Marjaavaan, featuring Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, Rakul Preet Singh, and Tara Sutaria.
Recently, director Milap Zaveri revealed that his next is going to be a commercial entertainer, and different from his previous venture. He says, “Well, it is a massy action film angry, powerful and emotional along the lines of those made by Mukul Anand, Subhash Ghai, and Rajkumar Santoshi. While Satyameva Jayate was a bromance between John and Manoj, Marjaavaan is a love story with lots of action, dialogue baazi and some beautiful tender moments. It also has a midget villain in Riteish’s character, who has a dark sense of humour.”
Speaking about Riteish’s character being vertically challenged, the director added, “Years ago, Subhash Ghai started a film called Devaa with Amit ji (Amitabh Bachchan) as the hero, and Mr. Lilliput as the villain. The project didn’t materialize but that detail stayed with me. The greatest antithesis is making a larger-than-life guy short in stature.’’
Marjaavaan is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar (T-Series) and Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani (Emmay Entertainment).