File photo of Amitabh Bachchan (l) and producer and director Shoojit Sircar (r) as they attend a press conference to promote the film “Pink” in Mumbai, Sept. 19, 2016. (AFP/Getty Images)
After making hard-hitting films like “Madras Café,” “Pink,” Shoojit Sircar is ready with his first full-fledged love story, “October,” which, he says, will have little glimpses from his life.
“’October’ is my take on love, this is the real love I believe in and I have experienced in life. The film has little experiences from my life and from what Juhi (Chaturvedi) has written. This was a difficult film like ‘Piku’ and ‘Madras Café.’ I do not select stories thinking anything specific, I just go by what I like, what comes to my mind,” Shoojit told PTI.
The director says he chose Varun Dhawan for the film because he wanted to tap his potential as an actor and show him in a different light.
“There are certain potentials that I like to tap as a director in actors. I tried that with Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Piku’ and Taapsee Pannu in ‘Pink’. He (Varun) is hungry and ready to surrender and when you find that in an actor, what else do you want. I do not want anybody to do a favor on me, I want someone to come and jump in and say let’s do it.”
Like Shoojit’s previous ventures, this film is also close to everyday reality.
“’Piku’ was like everyday affair, when people saw the film, they were like this happens with us every day. In this film, love is shown through my eyes. What we do not notice about love in life is what I have tried to show.”