Shoojit Sircar’s next is Jaffna for John Abraham

MUMBAI: Fresh from the success of Vicky Donor, Shoojit Sircar has jumped into his next film Jaffna produced by John Abraham. The two had earlier teamed up for Vicky Donor which has totally collected Rs 412.5 million.

A dark political thriller, Jaffna is based on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the civil war in the Sri Lankan city.

Elaborating on the film, Sircar explained, “It would not dilute the LTTE issue. There is no point in taking up a theme and not going all the way. It would be as self-defeating as doing my film on sperm donation (Vicky Donor) without any mentions of sperms or sex.”

Talking about the casting, Sircar averred, "Right now, we have John in the film. The film will be a dark political thriller with Abraham playing an Indian intelligence agent.”

Shooing away wild guesses that he has signed Prosenjit to play Rajiv Gandhi in his next political thriller director, Shoojit Sircar has scoffed at such reports. "There is no character of Rajiv Gandhi in the film that I am writing. We are still in the scripting stage. It is a piece of fiction,” Sircar observed.

“I am in talks with Prosenjit and trying to work out on the kind of character he will essay. As of now there are two things in my mind for Prosenjit – either a simple, normal citizen of India or that of a police officer or someone else. But nothing is finalised yet," he added.

The director also said that his film would have all the known political personalities from the LTTE episode of Indian history including Prabhakaran, the LTTE’s founder. “We’re casting look-alikes for all the known political personalities including Prabhakaran."

Meanwhile, Sircar has finished directing a docu-feature campaign titled She Can, You Can for brand Tupperware as his first campaign.

Though he had earlier done films and ad films, this campaign was very special to him because it was about ‘Real Heroes’ and this ‘big idea’ about Woman Empowerment and women as a catalyst for change in society and development of nhe Nation.

Tupperware India’s ‘She Can, You Can’ is a campaign that celebrates role models of real life heroes than can be emulated and be an engine of change in India.

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