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08-13-2012, 05:04 PM #1
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John Abraham to produce RGV's Satya 2
Though for past few years, Ram Gopal Varma has been struggling to give a hit at the box office, the director gained an iconic status way back in 1998 with his film Satya. And now, nearly 14 years later, RGV is planning to make a sequel to the film titled Satya 2 and has managed to get none other than John Abraham to produce the film.
RGV announced on twitter, "I am not making Satya 2 to prove a point to myself or anybody else. In 1997, I was new in Mumbai and my child like fascination towards discovering its nuances is what which got reflected in Satya. After a while my expertise on it increased to the extent that I started taking my knowledge for granted which obviously will result in a certain degree of complacency and repetitiveness. But in Satya 2, after all these years I came across a subject matter which has put me in awe of it and is fascinating me to no end."
RGV said that John Abraham has agreed to produce the film but he won't act in it. "John is not acting in the film, for that matter he is not even doing an item song. The film is being done with complete new comers many of whom have not even had stage or TV experience. John heard the concept of Satya 2 through a mutual friend (Ram Mirchandani, co-producer of Vicky Donor) and he expressed interest. When I met him and we spoke at length I was amazed at his insights into my detailed narration of Satya 2 story. It's purely our common excitement towards the subject matter which is making us collaborate."
Though the film is titled Satya 2, RGV claims that it is completely different from Satya. "This is a completely different story with completely different characters. In fact, there won't even be a reference to the first Satya in any which way." He also added that, "The difference between Satya and Satya 2 is that if Satya was a story of a man who came to Mumbai in 1997 and got shaped by circumstances in the then existing underworld Satya 2 is about a man who came to Mumbai in 2012 to create his own circumstances and reinvent the underworld."
While the principal shooting will start after RGV's work on 26/11 film is over, the director has already started conducting the auditions for the actors.