Dippy in a book-inspired film?

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Film­maker Sri­ram

Ragha­van (inset), who is work­ing on the film adap­ta­tion of Vikas Swarup’s The Ac­ci­den­tal Ap­pren­tice, says, he would love to cast ac­tor Deepika Padukone (be­low). “I have not fi­nalised her (Deepika) yet but we would love to work with her. I have just met her and sounded her the idea,” Radgha­van says.

When asked whether Deepika liked the idea, Ragha­van says, “She is aware of the book. She has read the book, but the book and movie are two dif­fer­ent things. Once my script is ready, I will talk about cast­ing.”

How­ever, the Bad­la­pur helmer has not thought of cast­ing other ac­tors for the film. “I don’t think we will go with necom­ers, not for a main role. I think we will go with a star as that is the re­quire­ment,” he adds.

The di­rec­tor is yet to fin­ish writ­ing.“I am still not fully ready with the script. I had told them (pro­duc­ers) that I will be ready by the end of June, but I haven’t. We are yet to cast any­one for the film,” he adds.

Ac­cord­ing to him, chang­ing a novel into a film is a eas­ier. “The good thing is the story is al­ready there...char­ac­ters are fetched out. It is not like start­ing all fresh. Af­ter that, it is a mat­ter of struc­tur­ing. It is eas­ier to adapt than write your own story,” he says.

Once Ragha­van is done with the script he would show it to Swarup. “That is a later stage of dis­cus­sion, as I can talk about it once I am ready with the script. Once I am done with writ­ing the script, then I have to meet the au­thor take his feed­back, and only then can I talk about it in de­tail,” he says.

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