Mumbai, Oct 8 (IANS) Goldie Bhel's recently released fantasy adventure "Drona" didn't get an overwhelming response at the box office, but the director is happy with the fact that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan loved the movie.
"It's important for children to enjoy 'Drona'. I'm glad Aryan enjoyed it. I made the film for children, not for those who like their cinema entertainment twisted and perverse," Behl told IANS.
Behl is determined to make a sequel to "Drona" and says he will dedicate it to Shah Rukh's son and his son Ranvir. "And all the children of our country who have to watch crime thrillers and sex comedies because fantasies are not made in the country. No matter what the outcome of 'Drona' is at the box office, the sequel will most certainly happen."
Commenting upon the criticism, Behl said: "As far as we're concerned we've made a film that dares to go into an unexplored genre. Critics are all the time complaining about our films being borrowed from foreign sources.
"When I've attempted something original, why shouldn't I carry the story forward? Shah Rukh loved the film. He told me his son loved the film. My three-year-old son Ranvir saw the first film of his life at the premiere of 'Drona'. And he couldn't take his eyes off the screen."
Abhishek Bachchan, who played the title role in the movie, welcomes the idea of a sequel.
"It a very interesting possibility. And taking the story forward is an idea that we've planted into the climax of the story. I don't see why we should change our minds," said Abhishek who was seen in sequels like "Dhoom 2" and "Sarkar Raj".
"It's a new genre. There're no reference points to 'Drona' in the audiences' movie-viewing experience. Initially, they were bound to be a bit confused, as we always are by something new. We were prepared for that," said Abhishek.
"At the end of the movie Drona's son, played by producer Shristhi Arya's son Veer, is being shown tailed by the same supernatural powers as his father. The sequel, it is understood, will launch a new young actor as Abhishek's son and will carry the adventures of Drona into a new realm.
"Goldie Behl may take a break to make another film. But most probably he'll go to the sequel as the very next one. The story of the Drona-in-waiting has to be told. In fact, Goldie has already written a major part of the script for the sequel and will be casting soon," said a source.