Ganapath director Vikas Bahl admits to dealing with constant self-doubt while making the Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon film
Be it Queen or Super 30, Vikas Bahl has always made films that easily resonate with people. His recent film, Ganapath is tanking at the box office. For the first time, the filmmaker entered the larger-than-life space with sci-fi action film Ganapath. The film had a dystopian concept, which had not been attempted before in Bollywood. Vikas Bahl has told DNA that he was plagued by constant self-doubt while making the film. In the sci-fi film, set in 2077, Tiger Shroff is a messiah-like figure who must save the world. Bahl told DNA that the story changed as he wrote it over time. It seems that he himself did not realize when the story entered the futuristic space. He said he found himself in new territory because he hadn’t told a dystopian story before, but he wanted to try something similar.
Ganapath maker has been thinking about the future
Vikas Bahl said that imagining a setting in a futuristic film is the most difficult task. Each team member has their own perspective when they come on board. He said that no one really knows the future. He was quoted as saying, “I wanted to align everyone with my imagination and also hear from my team about what their imagination is, their version.” He admitted that he was always in doubt while writing the film. The feeling of doubt remained even when the film went on floors. He told DNA, “Every second of this time I was a ‘kyun ye panga le liya (why did I get into this)’ feeling. I thought I could have stayed in my comfort zone.”
But he said that the anxiety was not a bad feeling per se. Bahl said he felt like a student while working on Ganapath. He said that he always wants to be a cinema student. He feels that anxiety is necessary to learn and unlearn things. He said to the door, “That learning could be technical or emotional but you have to keep doing that. And that’s where the anxiety and the doubt comes in. In this film , that feeling didn’t go away for even a day.”
Series of flops for Tiger Shroff
This is the third flop for Tiger Shroff after Baaghi 3 and Heropanti 2. While Baaghi 3 was affected by the pandemic, Heropanti 2 was murdered by a poor script. Ganapath made only Rs 7 crores on the weekend.
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