Mumbai: Bollywood's icon director Ramesh Sippy is all set to don directing hat to direct a thriller after gap of 17 years gap. This is going to be his first foray into the thriller segment. The man who made his Bollywood launch with a new subject of ‘Andaz’ is ready to take risk this time also. He is planning to tie up with corporate firm for the project.
He is tightlipped on films others details. The film will be based on a thriller written by Sridhar Raghvan who has a long association with Sippy’s. In his recent interview, he shared his feelings for the comeback venture.
Talking about the film, Sippy reveals: "It's an out-and-out thriller written by Sridhar Raghvan. Sridhar has worked extensively for our production company. He has written the script for my son's (Rohan Sippy) 'Bluffmaster' and 'Dum Maaro Dum'. When I read Sridhar's script I instantly felt I was ready for direction again."
An excited Sippy shared, "The challenge for me is to venture into the unknown every time I direct a film. When I directed my first film 'Andaz', it was considered risky to do a love story between a widow and a widower. The thrill in doing a thriller is that I have never attempted this genre before."
Sippy is known to have given number of hits "Seeta Aur Geeta", "Sholay", "Shakti" and "Saagar".
His 1995 film ‘Zamana Deewana’ was not so successful and he put brakes to his directorial plans.
He knows that this is going to be very challenging for him to return to direction.
"I am aware I haven't directed a film for many years. But I saw no reason to jump into it just because of a time lapse. I've made films out of very powerful scripts in the past. Then I directed 'Zamana Deewana' in 1995, which was not that strong in content," the 65-year-old said.
"Then I decided I won't direct another film if I didn't get the right script," he added. "It's a different world since I last directed a film. Now everything during the process of filmmaking is more corporatized. So I'm tying up with a corporate house," he said.