Anupam to do children's fantasy, Hawai Dada


By Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM

While Vishal Bhardwaj gets ready to release a kids-centric film The Blue Umbrella, there are other directors who have the same idea of tapping into impressionable minds to generate innocence purity and authenticity.

Director Samir Karnik completed one film Nanhe (earlier entitled Nanhe Jaisalmer) about a child actor Dwij Yadav's bonding with Bobby Deol. Karnik is now in the middle of another film Roshan spotlighting the same Dwij-Bobby pair's bonding.

Now it's Anupam Kher's turn. He's all set to star in Hawai Dada, a fantasy drama about the relationship between a grandfather and grand-daughter that Anupam and Satish Kaushik's production house Karol Bagh Films will produce in collaboration with UTV.

Says Anupam, "When this young writer-director Ajay Kartik came to me with the script of Hawai Dada I was immediately swayed. It’s the story of an old man who has never flown. It's all about his grand-daughter fulfilling his wish for an air journey. Such scripts used to be rare until recently. Now suddenly we are inundated with very talented young writers bubbling over with ideas. Now Satish and I have tied up for the first time we need as much creative resources as possible.