Priyadarshan forays into action with Jackky!


By Hindustan Times

Director Priyadarshan reveals that after rom-com Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, he will start work on an action film. It will have fresh actors, and the only known face to feature in it will be Jackky Bhagnani.

Giving a sneak preview of this untitled film, Priyadarshan says, “It’s an action film that deals with the problems of today’s youth and the conflict between love and lust. People mistake lust for love and relationships go for a toss.” Actor Jackky adds, “I was dumbstruck when I was offered the role by Priyan. I am happy to work with such a big director.” Priyadarshan’s yet to finalise the other actors for the film that goes on the floors on June 1.

The director is also working with critically acclaimed cinematographer Santosh Shivan after 16 years on the same film. “We lasted work together in Kala Pani (1996),” says Priyadarshan.

The director who received National Awards for Tamil film Kanchivaram (2008) and has been honoured with the Padma Shri award this year, has also directed multi-starrer comedies earlier. He steers clear of controversy though, when asked if he makes films for critical acclamation or mass entertainment.

“I make two kinds of films, one that the general public doesn’t understand but gets me the National Award, and the other is the multi-starrer variety that makes money for the producers,” says the director who has made films like Malamaal Weekly (2006), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), De Dana Dan (2009) and Khatta Meetha (2010).