Director Kookie Gulati says his movie “The Massive Bull” is about on the earth of inventory market and that’s the solely similarity between the upcoming Abhishek Bachchan-starrer and Hansal Mehta’s acclaimed net sequence “Rip-off 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story”.
Mehta’s SonyLIV sequence launched final 12 months and featured Pratik Gandhi within the lead enjoying stockbroker Harshad Mehta who was concerned in monetary crimes within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties.
Based on Gulati, “The Massive Bull” is a “fictional story”, which stars Bachchan as a stockbroker named Hemant Shah.
When the trailer of the movie was launched final week, followers drew parallels between “The Massive Bull” and “Rip-off 1992”, even prompting Hansal Mehta to tweet that the viewers mustn’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 initiatives are remarkably completely different from one another after watching the film.
“Everyone seems to be entitled to their view and I’d 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 cannot be in contrast — says ‘give them an opportunity.’
“I simply hope folks do give me an opportunity, watch the movie and realise they’re two fully completely different initiatives. I’m hoping our movie additionally does in addition to their sequence but when somebody desires to match, they’re welcome to,” the director mentioned.
Additionally starring Ileana D’Cruz, Nikita Dutta and Soham Shah, “The Massive 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 “Rip-off 1992”, a sequence that he “loved” watching, he had already completed taking pictures most of “The Massive Bull”.
The director mentioned since his strategy with the movie was completely different, the concept of tweaking something within the movie submit the success of “Rip-off 1992” by no means arose.
“By the point I noticed ‘Rip-off’, I had completed taking pictures most of my movie. So there’s nothing that I did in that relation (tweaking). We’ve got our personal story.
“Although I loved watching the present, when you see the movie you may perceive how there is a fully completely different strategy,” he added.
Submit his 2010 characteristic directorial debut with the Vivek Oberoi-starrer “Prince”, Gulati was desirous to get again to path when author Arjun Dhawan approached him with concept of “The Massive Bull” in 2016.
The duo wrote the movie for the following two years, with Gulati drawing so much 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 “Complete Dhamaal”. Kumar, as a substitute, requested him to hitch the 2019 comedy as a inventive director.
On the set of “Complete Dhamaal”, Gulati met Ajay Devgn and pitched the movie to him, with the actor immediately approaching board to again the undertaking.
Gulati mentioned it was Devgn who instructed Bachchan’s identify for “The Massive Bull”, because the group wanted an actor with unbelievable depth to convey the journey of the titular character to display screen.
“Abhishek has that sort of expertise and depth in appearing so when his identify got here up I jumped at it. Working with him, I realised he isn’t solely a sensible actor but in addition an conscious particular person. He introduced in super sensibility to the character,” Gulati mentioned.
Produced by Devgn and Anand Pandit with Kumar Mangat Pathak and Vikrant Sharma hooked up as co-producers, the film additionally stars Ram Kapoor, Supriya Pathak and Saurabh Shukla.