Marjaavaan Director Milap Zaveri Reveals Sidharth Malhotra Starrer Derives Inspiration From An Amitabh Bachchan Film That Got Shelved
In a recent interview, director Milap Zaveri revealed that Marjaavaan starring Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria and Riteish Deshmukh is based on a film called Devaa with Amitabh Bachchan as the hero. While the project starring Big B did not materialize, the idea stayed with the director
Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria and Riteish Deshmukh starrer Marjaavaan will see the trio of Milap Zaveri, Nikkhil Advani and Bhushan Kumar teaming up once again after the 2018 film Satyameva Jayate starring John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee. The film which has the theme of Ram Vs Raavan was supposed to be released on Dussehra but got delayed and the slot was taken by Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s action film War. Now, in a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror, director Milap Zaveri has revealed some unknown details about Marjaavaan.
Milap Zaveri revealed a few interesting details about Sidharth Malhotra’s Marjaavaan, one of which being that the film derives its inspiration from an Amitabh Bachchan film that got shelved. He told Mumbai Mirror, “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 materialise but that idea stayed with me. The anti-thesis is to make a larger-than-life guy short in stature." The filmmaker also revealed detailsa bout Sidharth Malhotra’s character Raghu in the film and says, “Sid’s character is modeled on the lines of Amitabh Bachchan in Deewar, Sunny Deol in Jeet and Jackie Shroff in Hero. Raghu is a rugged intense guy who walks around with a match-stick in his mouth and spouts some smart one-liners.” He also mentioned that the character is a homage to Amitabh Bachchan’s character Vijay in Deewar.
Marjaavaan will star Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria and Riteish Deshmukh and the film will now release on November 8 and will enjoy a solo release with a couple of partial holidays during the week. Earlier, the film was scheduled to release on November 22 with Pagalpanti, however, Milap wanted a solo release and he confronted John Abraham about the same. John, in no time, decided to move Pagalpanti to make way for Marjaavaan.
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