Shoojit Sircar plans some 'political thrillers'

After narrating an enduring slice of life story with 'Piku', Shoojit Sircar hopes to tread the political arena on the silver screen. The director says he is now planning to helm political thrillers.

Shoojit Sircar
Shoojit Sircar

"I'm planning a couple of political thrillers and if will face any difficulty to release then I will show them my previous work like 'Yahaan' and 'Madras Cafe'," Shoojit said at a session of Film Bazaar here on Saturday.

The director, who brought a love story from a tense conflict zone of Kashmir in "Yahaan" and tried to tell the processes leading to Rajiv Gandhi's tragic assassination in 1991 with "Madras Cafe", said that the censor issues erupt due to the way of storytelling.

"It all depends whether you are trying to plague the audience through the film or just simply telling the story," he said.

However, Sircar is also busy working on 'Agra Ka Daabra', which stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Taapsee Pannu. Another project that has Sircar's attention is "1911" in which he will be directing John Abraham.

The director shared the information about his future project at a session named "A journey of storytelling" at the film market, organised by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) which is underway till November 24.

Sircar, who is also known for giving films embedded with small but meaningful life lessons like "Vicky Donor" and "Piku", also emphasized that "it is easier to direct than write".

"Writing process is the process. For 'Piku' the brief I gave to writers was that the audience should be in the middle of the chaotic family's living room and they should be irritated by the old man. In the end, script is the hero," he said.

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