Kaalakaandi: Director Akshat Varma says working with ensemble cast was unpredictable, fun

Akshat Verma, who wrote the screenplay for the hit Aamir Khan starrer Delhi Belly, is returning to the silver screen with his directorial debut Kaalakaandi starring Saif Ali Khan, and the film is touted to be yet another urban spectacle.

Saif Ali Khan's look from Kaalakaandi. File image.

Saif Ali Khan's look from Kaalakaandi. File image.

Kaalakaandi also stars Kunal Roy Kapur, Deepak Dobriyal, Vijay Raaz, Shenaz Treasury, Amyra Dastur, Akshay Oberoi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Isha Talwar and Neil Bhoopalam (in a special appearance).

With such a large ensemble cast, one would expect that Verma had a tough time during the shooting of the movie. However, the director claims that the entire experience was fun.

“The most interesting thing about working with an ensemble cast is that every day is unpredictable. It serves to keep me on my toes in terms of how to configure my direction style to what they would bring. All these actors have a different way of working, a different way of approaching their scenes and also a different pace to how they come at it.  It’s always fun," said Verma, according to a report.

With such a diverse and vast mix of actors, if will be interesting to see what comes out of Verma's directorial venture. Having also written the screenplay for Kaalakaandi, this multi-faceted director's treatment of the story would definitely be something to keep an eye out for.

The movie is produced by Ashi Dua Sara of Flying Unicorn and Cinestaan Film Company and is slated for release on 8 September.

(Also read: Saif Ali Khan talks about Kaalakaandi, Sacred Games — and that Kangana Ranaut joke at IIFA)


Published Date: Jul 26, 2017 05:25 pm | Updated Date: Jul 26, 2017 05:25 pm


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