Director Sujoy Ghosh has decided to take it easy. Prod him about his next film after the critical and box office success of the Vidya Balan-starrer Kahaani and he says, “I’ve got success after two flops — Home Delivery (2005) and Aladin (2009). Now I want to retain my audience and not let them down. I will take some time to decide what to do next.”
Made on a budget of Rs 15 crore, Kahaani raked in Rs 14 crore on the first weekend of its release, says producer Jayantilal Gada, Pen Movies. Gada adds, “The total income from three weeks has been Rs 53 crore in India, Rs 4 crore overseas and another Rs 10 crore from music, home video and satellite rights. The total money it has made so far is Rs 67 crore. For such a low-budget film, it’s a pretty good figure.”
And Ghosh hopes to continue his winning streak. “Now, producers have started to have more faith in me. Hopefully, getting finances for my next film won’t be a problem.”
However, he insists he’s unsure of what’s coming next. “There are a couple of ideas I am toying with. I may not do a thriller next.
However, it all depends on how the script shapes up. Kahaani started with the idea of showing the universal emotion of motherhood, and then other things added up. I didn’t start out to make it a thriller,” he says.
So will he stick to his leading lady, Vidya for his next venture too? Ghosh says, “She is extremely choosy. Only if I have a good script will she agree.”