Dippy in a book-inspired film?
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.