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‘Kaalakaandi’s story comes from a news snippet’

DNMUM405194 | 1/11/2018 | Author : Rinky Kumar | WC :1085

Akshat Verma, who turns director with the black comedy, on his fascination for quirky tales, setting them in big cities and finding his true calling
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Akshat Verma shot into the limelight seven years ago with Delhi Belly. Thanks to its whacky humour and unconventional plot, the film was a welcome change for cinegoers. However, rather than jumping onto the bandwagon, Verma, who had penned its story and screenplay, decided to go slow and steady. Now, he is back with Kaalakaandi, which also marks his foray into direction. Starring Saif Ali Khan and an ensemble cast including Deepak
Dobriyal, Vijay Raaz, Neil Bhoopalam, Kunaal Roy
Kapur, Akshay Oberoi, Shenaz Treasury, and Sobhita Dhulipala, it revolves around three stories set over a course of one night. In a tête-à-tête, the writer-director talks about being inspired by newspaper clippings and why filmmaking is like gambling.
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