The 2018 film ‘Tumbbad,’ directed by Rahi Anil Barve, earned rave reviews and has since found a loyal fan-following. Shah, who had produced and acted within the horror-fantasy, said he’s flooded with requests to take the film’s universe ahead with a franchise but he won’t do anything to easily take advantage on its popularity.
Actor-producer Sohum Shah says the team has begun work on the sequel to their acclaimed mythological horror film “Tumbbad” but the writing will take time as they’re yet to lock the thought for the new part. The 2018 film, directed by Rahi Anil Barve, earned rave reviews and has since found a loyal fan-following. Shah, who had produced and acted within the horror-fantasy, said he’s flooded with requests to require the film’s universe ahead with a franchise but he won’t do anything to easily take advantage on its popularity.
“The writing for ‘Tumbbad 2’ is on, we had cracked a couple of story ideas too but they didn’t quite work on the screenplay level. But i’m in no rush to take advantage on the franchise or worry that ‘what if people forget.’
“I am not playing that game. The team is trying to crack an idea. Our aim is to make it as good as the first one, if not better. We need to get convinced with the idea first before we proceed,” Shah told PTI.
“Tumbbad” was in production for nearly six years with the film even re-written and re-shot before it eventually released theatrically. Shah, who has also backed the acclaimed 2013 release “Ship of Theseus”, said “Tumbbad” exceeded its original budget by fourfold but if he comes across another such project, including the film’s sequel, he won’t twiddling my thumbs. “I produce films from my heart, not from a business point of view. I put in fourfold extra money than the first allow ‘Tumbbad’. once you start making a movie, you actually are pulled into it. As a businessman, i do know if I can get a pay off.” The Bigg Bull actor said.
“If a director asks for 60 days to make a movie, as a producer I give 65 days because those five days will increase its quality. I give freehand to makers. The businessman mind thinks that first the film has got to be good, creatively,” he added.
The actor was recently seen in Abhishek Bachchan starrer “The Big Bull”, released on Hotstar. Shah credited “Tumbbad” for opening up acting opportunities for him as makers saw what he was capable of, after featuring in acclaimed films like Meghna Gulzar’s “Talvar” and a quick appearance in Hansal Mehta’s “Simran”.
“I have actually been fortunate to get such diverse roles thus far. A ‘Ship of Theseus’ has been different from a ‘Simran’ which was completely different from ‘Tumbbad’ or ‘Talvar’. Someone watched ‘The Big Bull’ and told me how they couldn’t identify me within the film.”
Sohum Shah Next Seen In ‘Maharani’
Sohum Shah, who is going to be seen soon within the political drama Maharani has something to mention about his role in the series. Reportedly, his role is claimed to possess been modelled on Lalu Prasad Yadav, the previous Chief Minister of Bihar. consistent with Midday, the actor has got to gain significant weight to organize for his role. He had gained about 10 Kgs weight and is now looking to shed those extra kilos to fit for his next Silent.
Speaking about this role in Maharani, Sohum Shah added that it had been a touch difficult because his character had a ‘certain swag’. He also added that for his role, he had to know the psyche of his role better to tug it off smoothly. Sohum also said that the visual communication also changed once he had gained those extra few kilos.