Ajay Devgan is the latest Actor in B-Town to have turned Toon! Says producer Kumar Mangat, "The film titled, TOONPUR KA SUPER HERO is been directed by Ad Film Maker Kireet Khurana and produced by Sunil Lulla of Eros Entertainment and Big Screen Entertainment (Mangat's Production House). It's a family adventure with dollops of romance and will feature Ajay, one top heroine and two children."
The characters are based in a town called toonpur (lol!) and the film will be a combination of animated and real life characters. "Ajay will play himself. I plan to launch the film on July 2, it?s not a film about a superhero, as the title suggests, but something very different," adds Mangat.
He goes on to say that when Kireeti narrated the concept, he immediately agreed to produce the film. "He has done lots of animated films and has even designed the ?Fido Dido? cartoon in the 7up ad. TOONPUR KA SUPER HERO will be made at his studio and will be the first 3-D film with animation. It has the budget of Rs 40 crore and we start shooting immediately. He is very excited." says Mangat.
Kireet, creative director and CEO of Climb Media Pvt. Ltd., is five-time national award winner for animation films. "When we narrated the story to Ajay, he was thrilled. I have written the story along with co-writers Mubeen Farooqi and Raagi Bhatnagar. TKSH will be India's first 3-D animation film combined with live action," he says.
Khurana's Climb Media Pvt. Ltd. has made DOORIYAN and GHARONDA earlier. The creator of the award-winning animation series, adventures of CHOTA BIRBAL, he is the founder member and former honorary secretary of India's largest animation body, TASI. Khurana is also one of the partners in the animation company, 2nz Animation Company.