Writer Niren Bhatt on why Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor was cast in 'Ray'

By IANS | Published: July 22, 2021 01:15 PM2021-07-22T13:15:05+5:302021-07-22T13:30:31+5:30

Mumbai, July 22 Niren Bhatt reinterpreted an original short story of Satyajit Roy for the screen adaptation "Spotlight", ...

Writer Niren Bhatt on why Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor was cast in 'Ray' | Writer Niren Bhatt on why Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor was cast in 'Ray'

Writer Niren Bhatt on why Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor was cast in 'Ray'

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Mumbai, July 22 Niren Bhatt reinterpreted an original short story of Satyajit Roy for the screen adaptation "Spotlight", one of the segments of the recent anthology, "Ray", starring Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor and Radhika Madan.

"I think one of the common feedback we got for 'Spotlight' is this could have been an original story. It is true that in the screen adaptation I have changed a lot of elements, and have taken creative liberty, but I think that is how creative interpretation should be. The core of the original story was the meeting between a filmstar and a spiritual guru, eventually who turned out to be a fake man. We kept that of filmstar and religious guru the two elements of our society who are considered to be celebrated. But, the twist of gender, power struggle and casting of two budding Bollywood actors made it a fun watch," feels Bhatt, while speaking to .

He explains the thought process behind changing the spiritual guru into a young godwoman.

"I wanted to show the power struggle. We have very few female spiritual leaders and as a human being, females hold a much stronger power than males. Here, Vik

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