Anubhav Sinha, the producer of Gulaab Gang has rubbished all the rumours about the movie being based on Sampat Pal’s life.
In an recent interview he said, “It is not based on anybody’s life, it’s a fiction. Yes, there are some similarities like it has a women’s gang and the pink colour but the film is not a documentation of Sampat Pal’s life. A lot of people took it for granted that it’s about the gang but it’s not.”
He further added, “Soumik Sen (director) told me the story while we were in Benaras and I was really impressed with it. Logistically, it was very challenging to put the movie together as it has no male protagonist, and then you have action and dance sequences. Also I knew it would not attract money easily as it is not a usual film. I went through many tough times but ultimately I enjoyed making this movie. ”
Gulaab Gang will see yesteryear rivals, Juhi Chawla and Madhuri Dixit sharing screen space. When questioned about his thoughts on this, he says, “We approached Juhi and she was surprised with what was being offered. She has never been approached with something like this before but it took her just three meetings to say yes. Soumik had already met Madhuri once, before narrating the script to me. So he kind of had her in mind. Again this is something very different for her but she was hands on ready for it.”
His views on being a producer, “I wanted to become a producer for the past 5-6 years. There are many reasons to it… One I feel there is a dearth of producers in our industry. We have people with good scripts but they find it hard to get it financed. It is a challenge to put a good project together and we don’t have enough backing. Also after ‘Ra.One’ I was drained as a director… The movie took five years of my life and I wanted to give myself a break,”