The actor is likely to produce Ramu’s sequel to ‘Satya’
Ram Gopal Varma
Ram Gopal Varma’s 1997 film ‘Satya’, about an immigrant who comes to Mumbai in search of his dreams only to get sucked into the city's infamous underbelly is considered one of the best films of all times. And now, the filmmaker is gearing up for ‘Satya 2’ that will be most likely produced by John Abraham says a report in a leading daily.
According to a source close to John, Ram Mirchandani, co-producer of ‘Vicky Donor’, arranged the meeting between Varma and John. While John expressed interest after hearing Varma narrate the concept of ‘Satya 2’, their talks are still in the initial stage, the source informed.
Varma went on to explain the concept of ‘Satya 2’: "By 2012, the Mumbai police has pretty much wiped out the underworld. But as long as greed for money, resentment toward the rich and contempt for the system exists in human nature, it's a fallacy to think that any civil society can ever totally wipe out organised crime. So it's just a matter of time before it is revived and comes back in a very different and deadlier avatar."
‘Satya’ remains a cult classic but Varma isn’t weighed down by expectations. "I am not making ‘Satya 2’ to prove a point to myself or anybody else. Any film will be as good as its subject and the degree of passion that goes into making it. In 1997, I was new in Mumbai, and my childlike fascination with discovering the nuances of the city were reflected in ‘Satya’. After a while, my knowledge of the city increased to such an extent that I started taking my familiarity with Mumbai for granted."
"Satya was the story of a man who came to Mumbai in 1997, and got sucked into circumstances that existed then vis-a-vis the underworld. ‘Satya 2’ is about a man who comes to Mumbai in 2012 to create his own circumstances and reinvent the underworld," he has been quoted as saying.
Shooting will start after Ramu’s work on his film ‘26/11’ is over. But auditions for actors are on. They are all newcomers. Some of them don't even have stage or TV experience. Even the crew is going to be completely new, the filmmaker informed.
Well, even if the new movie is half as good as the previous one, it will be worth it. Perhaps then Ramu can even wipe out the bad memories of his last few films!