Abhay Deol's upcoming sci-fi film JL-50 involves time travel, unsolved mysteries

FP Staff

Jul,30 2017 14:11 26 IST

Abhay Deol has done a variety of roles over the years — something that is becoming increasingly rare in Bollywood, with actors playing the same characters over and over again, just under different names. The actor will now be seen in JL- 50, a sci-fi film which is reportedly being shot in Kolkata, as reported by Mumbai Mirror. He is going to get into the shoes of a CBI detective who transcends space and time, to get to the bottom of a mystery.

Abhay Deol. Image from Getty Images.

Abhay Deol. Image from Getty Images.

There's no denying the fact that there is a dearth of sci-fi films in Bollywood. Deol says it is because they require more funds, which is seen as a shortcoming. He also maintains that the concept, however, does not need exorbitant amounts of money to be put across.

JL-50 is going to be replete with real-life situations, and there will not be any larger than life superheroes flying around with capes on. Deol says that his character will be that of an ordinary person, whose life changes after he solves a mystery.

Sci-fi films in India started with Anil Kapoor's Mr India which went on to become a massive hit and set a benchmark for films of the genre. In terms of VFX, according to Deol, the film that truly reflects cutting edge technology is Baahubali.

The makers of JL-50, however, are not aiming to set a standard with their film. Deol hopes they have good special effects wherever required. The film will also star Piyush Mishra and Pankaj Kapur.

The actor had taken to Twitter to reveal his look in the film. Here's the tweet:

 

The whole interview can be read here.