Director Sanjay Gupta, who has directed films like Jazbaa, Kaabil, Shootout at Wadala, is now working on a Rakshak Superhero Movie after learning from successful films made on comics like Marvel and DC. For this, he has chosen the series of Indian graphic novel ‘Rakshak’ published by Yali Dream Creations. He has bought all the rights to this book, and soon he is going to convert it into live action movie.
The filmmaker told, ‘I met Shamik Dasgupta, the author of’ Rakshak ‘, while I was working on another project. At that time, he had shared all the books with me but I had forgotten about it due to other prior projects. But recently, when Shamik came on the set of my upcoming film ‘Mumbai Saga’, there was John (Abraham), who reminded me of this, and also told that Rakshak Superhero Movie has lot’s of potential.
When I read it, its main character, Supervillain and its story, I got excited. It will be India’s first film based on a graphic novel / comic book. ‘After six months of conversation with Shamik and the book’s publisher Asvin Srivatsangam, I decided to make it into live action Rakshak Superhero Movie and acquired the rights. Says Gupta, “I will direct it, but I am currently working on my film Mumbai Saga”.
Tweet from Sanjay Gupta regarding Rakshak Superhero Movie
So proud and happy to announce that my company White Feather Films has acquired the rights for RAKSHAK. A thrilling graphic novel about a vigilante superhero.
This is India’s first graphic novel to be made into a massive & ambitious feature film to be directed by me. pic.twitter.com/xXGxBkwLX7
— Sanjay Gupta (@_SanjayGupta) December 24, 2019
Shooting of the first film of the series is likely to begin by the end of next year. The filmmaker says, “Shamik is also working on the later books of the series and we have started the initial work as well.”
Sanjay says that no casting has been decided yet for this Rakshak Superhero Movie. He says, ‘We are in no hurry. Not only the powerful protagonist, I also want a strong antagonist who is proficient in various fighting arts like martial arts.
Tweet from Taran Adarsh regarding Rakshak Superhero Movie
ANNOUNCEMENT… Sanjay Gupta – currently making #MumbaiSaga – acquires rights of #Rakshak… A graphic novel about a vigilante superhero… Will be directed by Sanjay Gupta himself… Produced by White Feather Films… Coproduced by Asvin Srivatsangam and Vivek Rangachari. pic.twitter.com/9TBKdZi8Oe
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 24, 2019
Asvin Srivatsangam, publisher of Rakshak stated, ‘We at Yali Dream Creations are very proud of Rakshak and I always believe great potential of Rakshak and it can be a great live action adaptation. In the hands of Sanjay Gupta, I am very happy that finally Rakshak found an ideal creator, hence we look forward to the partnership.