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Anurag takes a comic turn

Anurag Kashyap to produce movie based on Indian comic superhero, Doga; also to write a graphic novel.

bollywood Updated: Jun 13, 2012 15:34 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap is a man on a mission, much like Doga, the popular Raj Comics superhero he wants to make a movie on.



The man who is busy with his upcoming two-part film, Gangs Of Wasseypur, is set to work next on Bombay Velvet with Ranbir Kapoor. But that hasn’t stopped him from announcing yet another project — Doga, that will be co-produced by Raj Comics, and mark their entry into Bollywood.



Back in 2008, Kashyap had declared a film on Doga. Since then, however, there has been no headway with the project. Until now. Anurag confirms that the film is set to roll right after he wraps up Bombay Velvet.



“I have a very good equation with Raj Comics. It’s their property and they will be the co-producers of the film along with our company, Phantom,” says Anurag. He believes that Doga will be a bigger film than Bombay Velvet.



“There’s still some time to go. And it will require a lot of work. We have already started preparations for the film,” says the film-maker.



Kashyap is a self-confessed comics fan whose interest in the genre seems to go beyond cinema. He is also set to turn graphic novelist himself with a new Raj Comics series. “I can’t reveal the subject as yet. I will do that only after its completion. But yes, work has started on it. I always wanted to do a desi novel. I’ve grown up in North India, so I know such comics inside out. A lot of English comics guys also approached me, but it never worked out. I am a very desi guy at heart,” says Anurag.