Akshay Kumar had worked with Shirish Kunder for the first time in Jaan-E-Mann. Post that, he went on to develop a relationship with the director that led to the announcement of Joker. Many wondered if this was too much of an experiment, what with sci-fi and alien element forming a major part of the drama and to top it up, the use of 3D technology. However, the actor as well as the director stuck to their guns. Now that the film is close to 60% complete, Akshay is ecstatic with the way Joker is turning out to be in 3D.
“One just can’t say that ‘Ok, let me go ahead and make a 3D film because I want to make one’. You have to be knowledgeable and confident enough to write a script that allows a 3D picture to look fascinating enough to produce an exceptional piece of cinema. One has to honest to the film and Shirish has shown true conviction and faith in the film. This is one project that I am very proud of”, says Akshay who has just returned from London after an extensive shooting schedule of Housefull 2.
There has been quite a lot written about the village set and an entire forest which were erected in Chandigarh and Mumbai respectively. Though there have been rumours which have suggested that each of the sets cost in the upwards of Rs. 3 crores each, one is yet to catch even a glimpse of them. When would the unveiling happen?
“Of course closer to the film’s release. Otherwise where would the suspense element go”, smiles Akshay, “What I can say though is that these are absolutely the finest sets that I have ever worked on. Hats off to the set designer here; he has done a fantastic job. He has made us actors feel like we really do belong to an untouched and run-down village full of crop circles and forbidden forests. It is all so superbly done and an experience to remember.”
Guess for audience though, the wait would be much longer with Joker still a few months away from release.