Director Kookie Gulati says his movie The Big Bull is about on the planet of inventory market and that’s the solely similarity between the upcoming Abhishek Bachchan-starrer and Hansal Mehta’s acclaimed internet collection Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.
Mehta’s SonyLIV collection launched final yr and featured Pratik Gandhi within the lead taking part in stockbroker Harshad Mehta who was concerned in monetary crimes within the Eighties and Nineties.
According to Gulati, The Big Bull is a “fictional tale”, which stars Bachchan as a stockbroker named Hemant Shah.
When the trailer of the movie was launched final week, followers drew parallels between The Big Bull and Scam 1992, even prompting Hansal Mehta to tweet that the viewers shouldn’t resort to creating “unfair comparisons”.
In an interview with PTI, Gulati mentioned he was touched by the filmmaker’s gesture and mentioned the viewers will realise that the 2 tasks are remarkably completely different from one another after watching the film.
“Everyone is entitled to their view and I might respect that. It was extraordinarily gracious of Hansal to say that. It displays the positivity that’s there now within the trade, the place somebody like him — his physique of labor and mine can’t be in contrast — says ‘give them a chance.’
“I just hope people do give me a chance, watch the film and realise they are two completely different projects. I am hoping our film also does as well as their series but if someone wants to compare, they’re welcome to,” the director mentioned.
Also starring Ileana D’Cruz, Nikita Dutta and Soham Shah, The Big Bull is about to be launched on Disney+ Hotstar on April 8.
The movie went on flooring in September 2019 however hit a roadblock when the coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown was introduced final March. The group resumed the movie’s pending shoot of almost 10 days in September 2020.
Gulati mentioned by the point he noticed Scam 1992, a collection that he “enjoyed” watching, he had already completed taking pictures most of The Big Bull.
The director mentioned since his method with the movie was completely different, the concept of tweaking something within the movie submit the success of Scam 1992 by no means arose.
“By the time I noticed ‘Scam’, I had completed taking pictures most of my movie. So there’s nothing that I did in that relation (tweaking). We have our personal story.
“Though I enjoyed watching the show, once you see the film you’ll understand how there’s a completely different approach,” he added.
Post his 2010 characteristic directorial debut with the Vivek Oberoi-starrer Prince, Gulati was wanting to get again to path when author Arjun Dhawan approached him with thought of The Big Bull in 2016.
The duo wrote the movie for the following two years, with Gulati drawing lots from his personal expertise of working on the inventory market from 1991-92 at a dealer’s workplace.
Gulati first pitched the movie to director Indra Kumar, who was then making the multi-starrer Total Dhamaal. Kumar, as an alternative, requested him to affix the 2019 comedy as a inventive director.
On the set of Total Dhamaal, Gulati met Ajay Devgn and pitched the movie to him, with the actor immediately coming on board to again the challenge.
Gulati mentioned it was Devgn who instructed Bachchan’s identify for The Big Bull, because the group wanted an actor with unbelievable depth to carry the journey of the titular character to display.
“Abhishek has that kind of experience and depth in acting so when his name came up I jumped at it. Working with him, I realised he is not only a smart actor but also an aware person. He brought in tremendous sensibility to the character,” Gulati mentioned.
Produced by Devgn and Anand Pandit with Kumar Mangat Pathak and Vikrant Sharma connected as co-producers, the film additionally stars Ram Kapoor, Supriya Pathak and Saurabh Shukla.