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Anurag Kashyap: UDAAN's USP is not having Aamir Khan

July 3, 2010 11:46:37 AM IST
Pankaj Sabnani, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Anurag Kashyap, who is co-producing the upcoming film UDAAN, said that its USP is that it doesn't star Aamir Khan. The film is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and UDAAN is about a young boy Rohan who is abandoned by his parents in a boarding school for eight years. The producer-director duo was present at a press conference to announce the results of an online survey sampling the youth of India.

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Anurag, who has also co-written the film,compared it to 3 IDIOTS, which was a blockbuster starring Aamir Khan. 

The filmmaker said, ''What 3 IDIOTS has said, this film will take that ahead. The perception of people is changing in society. UDAAN has a good story to tell.''

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UDAAN's USP is that it doesn't have Aamir Khan. You always complain that these days, films have a great star cast but no story. This film has a story, so you shouldn't complain."

Speaking about Aamir, Anurag said, "Aamir is doing an excellent job of taking out a year from his career and producing films like PEEPLI LIVE and DHOBI GHAAT. I have seen PEEPLI LIVE and it is a great film. But for filmmakers like us, there is a burden of expectations to take a star like him. Aamir is more liberated to let us experiment with his image. That burden of expectations kills the film."

UDAAN has won a lot of accolades at the Cannes Film Festival and is all set to release on July 16.


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