There were reports that Sujoy Ghosh, the National Award winning film-maker who earlier wrote, produced and directed Vidya Balan’s hit thriller Kahaani; was planning on remaking Satyajit Ray’s film Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest). When asked about it, he says the film’s ideology suits the 1970’s more than the present times and that is the reason he dropped the project.
Sujoy told a leading daily, “It wouldn’t make sense to make a period drama since we already have Ray’s classics.”
There were rumors that his next film with Vidya was based on Durga Shakti Nagpal, the civil servant who reacted against corruption, and was subsequently suspended and later reinstated by the UP government. Ghosh rubbished this and said “Utterly, absolutely rubbish, it’s a brand new script. It is a thriller that stars Irrfan Khan and Vidya Balan.”
When asked if it is a sequel to Kahaani, “No it isn’t; this is another story. Nevertheless, a sequel to Kahaani would be an exciting proposition but Kahaani 2, Kahaani 3, Kahaani 4, how long can I go on without getting bored out of my head?” was his reply…