The Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap believes that the mask does not make an actor a superhero.
His recently penned superhero film Bharesh Joshi is ready to hit the big screens.
When asked about why younger generation of actors’ not getting acceptance in the superhero genre and why the filmmakers are not making such movies, he said “I don’t think a filmmaker thinks like that. If a filmmaker is obsessed with an idea that is what drives him to make the film. He doesn’t think about rejection or anything. Our actors are superheroes without the mask. What will happen if you make a superhero a superhero? Like Ironman can’t be a Spiderman. Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are superheroes. Mask doesn’t make anyone a superhero. It is a different film and has a different take of Vikramaditya Motwae.”
He praised directors who are walking on the lines of movies like Avengers, Infinity Wars, but he feared that budget will remain an issue between Hollywood and Bollywood.
“Even if we combine the budget of all the films we make, that would be less than the budget of Avengers. The English language lends itself to a larger audience like how Hindi reaches a larger audience in India.”
The superhero film will see Harsh Vardhan as the lead. Harswardan who was very excited to be a part of this venture said “It is not a quintessential superhero film like Krrish. The idea is that there is a hero within all of us. It is about action speaking louder than words, it is about if something is not right what are you going to do about it? It Is a superpower, it is a real film.”