New Delhi, June 29 :
After proving his mettle
with " Rock On
!!", Abhishek Kapoor
wears the director's cap for "Kai Po
Che" again and says he consciously chose newcomers over big stars for
the film because he wanted to execute the story without any changes. The
director feels the industry needs more fresh talent.
Che", the big screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat
's book "3 Mistakes of
My Life", features TV actors Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh and
Rajkumar Yadav with Amrita Puri the female lead.
"Big stars come with a lot of baggage. There are things they don't want to do," Kapoor told IANS in an interview.
(film) is a story about three young boys and big stars in this bracket
are at a stage in their career where they are not sure. They are scared
about who will be cast opposite them...they think about all these
things. I don't want to do that, I don't want to change my script
because I am casting a big star," he added.
"I think our industry
can do with young people, we hardly have anyone. There are two or three
people who are getting all the work. What would other people do? It is
important that new people get a chance. The three actors in my film are
fantastic. All the big stars were also newcomers at some time," he said.
who won a National Award for 2008 film " Rock On
!!", discloses that
had offered him two of his books - "2 States: The Story of
My Marriage" and " 3 Mistakes of My Life
". He chose to go with the
"I thought this had great cinematic potential. I felt if
it turns out to be a good film it will be remembered forever. There is
so much in it: there's love, friendship, politics and cricket," said
Drafting the screenplay of "Kai Po Che", a victory cry heard during the kite festival in Gujarat, took a lot of time.
took some time off after ' Rock On
!!', then I chose the book. It took a
while for me to draft it. It's not a race, I took my time and developed
two new scripts," said Kapoor.
"As a book it goes into different
directions, so to make a movie out of it you have to draft it
differently. A very serious process goes into adapting a book for a
film. We have changed it around 50 percent," he added.
After the stupendous success of " Rock On
!!", expectations from "Kai Po Che" are high. But Kapoor is unperturbed.
is a completely new film. I have no fear of expectations. I know when
you will come and watch the film, you will forget ' Rock On
!!'. There is
no similarity, it has a different style and I have also learned a lot
while working on it," he said.© IANS