'Sultana Daku will be like Indiana Jones'

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Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia is attempting another dacoit drama Sultana Daku after the success of Paan Singh Tomar and he says it would be on the lines of Indiana Jones.

Tigmanshu, 47, said the film is for kids and it will be India's answer to American popular entertainment franchise based on the adventures of Dr Henry Indiana Jones
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“Sultana Daku is currently in its scripting stage. It’s an action-adventure film for kids. It’s an Indiana Jones kind of film. It’s a period film but not intense like Paan Singh Tomar. It’s more of a Robin Hood kind of film,” Dhulia told reporters here on the sidelines of Delhi International Film Festival.

There were reports that the Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster director is roping in A-list stars like Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt or Katrina Kaif for the titular role.

“We are yet to decide on the starcast as we are not over with our research,” he said.

Dhulia, whose last release Bullett Raja did not do well at the box-office, said 2014 was a bad year for the Hindi film industry.

“Ninety per cent of our films bombed at the box-office because nobody went to theatres to watch it. Most of the films had very European approach and there were handful of films who showed our culture.

“Blooming economy is not the only parameter to show a country's development. Art and culture are also the parameters to gauge a country’s development,” he told PTI.

But the national-award winning director said 2015 has an interesting line up of films with directors like Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap coming up with good films.

“My director friends are bringing some good films next year. Dibakar is coming up with Detective Byomkesh Bakshi and Anurag is bringing Bombay Velvet besides some other films of the filmmakers,” he said.

Dhulia’s youth drama Yaraa, which is a remake of French film Les Lyonnais, is also releasing on July 1, 2015.

“My film is about the friendship between young actors Vidyut Jamwal, Amit Sadh and Shruti Haasan. It’s an official remake of a French film,” Dhulia said.

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