Taapsee worked for 18 hours in Blur
Taapsee worked for 18 hours in Blur: Taapsee's producer partner Vishal Rana said – Ajay Behl is the finalist after discussing the names of a dozen directors
Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu will be seen as a producer in the film 'Blur'. Taapsee has played a double role for the first time in this. The names of those characters are Gautami and Gayatri. It has been shot in Uttarakhand in the rainy season. That too during the second wave of Covid. Also, amid other challenges, Taapsee Pannu adjusted the dates of her other films for this film.
Talking about 'Blur', his producing partner Vishal Rana says, 'We have acquired the rights of the Spanish film 'Julia's Eyes' for this film. Fortunately, that movie is not anywhere on any other OTT or online platform. This is not a 'Who did it' type film. Instead, it is a thriller film with a social message.
Vishal further says, 'The story here has a deep emotional connection with India. We also showed this film to blind people. After watching it, he said that instead of Gautami or Gayatri, he has to meet the person who plays the character of Deepak, who is a lonely person. which no one sees. There is a message in this that a person like Deepak is just a number, he has no importance. I already know Taapsee, but when she heard about 'Julia's Eyes', she also agreed to do this film.
Talking about the scale of the film, Vishal said, 'We have kept the budget tight. It is a 20 to 30-crore film. Although we have made it visually high. This is not a regular thriller film. We went to Nainital to shoot it. That too in the time of Kovid, due to which our expenses became additional. For this, we booked an entire chartered plane for our actors. Could not take only 10 to 20 rooms in hotels, so booked entire four hotels so that a bio bubble could be created. We shot the film in the monsoon in the hilly area. We shot it in the small streets of Nainital. There was not enough space to stand the vanity, it was raining a lot. Taapsee being female has worked for 18 hours. She was our hero on the sets. He never asked for vanity. She used to come first on the set and used to go last.
Vishal is also doing a film with Anees Bazmee. He has also taken the rights to another Hollywood star Jason Statham's film 'The Transporter'. About this, he says, 'We have collaborated with Ali Abbas Zafar. For this, 5 to 6 heroes are in consideration, who will play the role of Jason. We will announce it in January next year. Although the work on its writing is going on.
Vishal is undoubtedly taking back-to-back Spanish and Hollywood films and remaking them, but he is not following Boney Kapoor's method of taking and remaking films in other languages at a wholesale price. Vishal says about this, 'I am not doing that work. For 'Blur' I have acquired the rights to the only Spanish film 'Julia's Eyes'. It is the only Spanish film for which I have acquired the rights. Now I will not take it further because I have seen many Spanish films. After watching it came to know that its remake has already been made in South India. So instead of taking the rights to films in other languages, we are meeting new writers.
Vishal has known Taapsee for a long time. Regarding this, he says, 'Taapsee's reply came in the shortest possible time for Blur. He immediately said yes to working on it. No matter what the challenges kept coming. Be it Kovid or the director changes kept happening, but he did not leave it. We had discussed the names of about 16 to 17 directors for this. Sometimes Taapsee didn't like some names and sometimes I did. Then finally we agreed on Ajay Behl. Because Ajay Behl was able to catch the tone of the message that was in this film.