RGV announces his next, ‘Department’ starring Big B
Mumbai: Ram Gopal Verma announced his next venture, ‘Department’ starring Big B after his Vivek Oberoi starrer ‘ Rakta Charita’ garnered rave reviews. Now that Ramu is charged up with a renewed vigour, he is all set to make a hard hitting stylish action flick. Apart from Big B, the film will also star Abhishek Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Riteish Deshmukh. The multi-starrer film is all set to go on floors early next year.
On being asked by reporters as to what made the producer-director zero-in on a film like ‘Department’, RGV said, “‘Department’ is the other side of my own `Company` (Ajay Devgn, Vivek Oberoi). While `Company` was about the politics within underworld, `Department` is about politics within the police organisation itself. In underworld, there is this single person, a Don, who is the boss. In police, it is not an individual who is the boss. It is the department itself which is.”
“This is the reason why I am coining `Department` as a counterpoint of Don”, he added.
Apparently, some real like characters whom RGV had come across have inspired him to come up with a subject like ‘Department’. Narrating one of his experiences, RGV said, “A Police officer once lamented to me on how his department just uses him and officers like him when the going is bad and once done just wants to wash its hands off.”
Unlike other action films, ‘Department’ will have a very different appeal altogether. RGV plans to treat it in a stylish way. He said, “No. `Department` would be one of my most stylised action films ever though it would carry an intrinsic hard hitting appeal to it as well. I would be beginning to shoot in the month of April.”
By announcing Amitabh Bachchan’s involvement with `Department` RGV has nullified all rumors about his fall out with the legendary actor.