Exclusive! Jackky Bhagnani: I would love to make a new version of Titanic with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
Jackky Bhagnani It is without a doubt one of the personalities with multiple talents that we have in Bollywood. In addition to being an actor and music curator, he has also taken a step forward to carry forward his family's production legacy. With some very interesting projects like, ‘ Coolie No. 1 'Y' Doorbell Under the sleeve, Jackky recently opened exclusively to ETimes on his next, current projects Bollywood trends and more. Excerpts from the interview ...
Then ' Jawaani Jaaneman ’, now you have ‘Coolie No 1 'Y' Doorbell ’ in your pipeline. How great do you think the year 2020 will be like for Bollywood ?
2019 has also been a great year for Bollywood with films like, ‘ Kabir Singh ’,‘ Bala ’and others. But as an optimistic person, I hope this year is much better than the previous year for the film industry.
Are you planning to become a full-time producer?
I am so busy structuring the company that I just converted the priorities, but there is no conscious decision. If there is something that excites me and wants to do, I will do it.
You are one of the youngest producers to take care of a great legacy. Is it intimidating?
It is not intimidating, but it sure is a great responsibility. I am very aware of this and, at the same time, very grateful. I just want to do a good job and return correct stories. I love all aspects of cinematography. When I am acting I love acting and when I am producing I love that.
Bollywood is currently following the trend of remaking movies and songs - what are your take on that? Is the lack of originality the case?
We have both types of films being made. For example, our latest release ‘ Jawaani Jaaneman ’ & upcoming film, ‘ Doorbell ’ have original concepts. ‘ Coolie No. 1 ’, on the other hand, is a remake. So it depends on people’s choice.
With Hollywood films like ‘The Intern 'Y' The Girl In The Train’ being remade in Bollywood , is there any film you would love to remake? Who would you love to cast in the same?
I would love to make a new version of the most iconic Hollywood movie, Titanic. As for the main cast, I'd love to see Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt playing Jack & Rose in the film.