Though David had initially started off in Hindi, a creative call was taken around turning it into a bilingual and also making an added Tamil version. While this seemed like a daunting task to begin with, the final outcome is two films, both of which would be releasing on 1st February.
“Yes, ‘David’ would arrive in Hindi as well as Tamil version. While former is 2.5 hours, latter is under 2 hours. Reason being that the Hindi version is about three Davids while the Tamil version has one less”, smiles Bejoy.
With so many people in such complex setup, it was quite a task for Bejoy to put together all the logistics, especially since he is also the producer of the film.
“In fact being a producer liberated since I was the one accountable for whatever happened on the sets or behind the scenes. Still, hats off to my kick-ass team and my partner due to which we finished the shoot of both Hindi and Tamil version in 75 days flat”, he smiles.
With Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vikram, Vinay Virmani and Jiiva playing ‘David’ in the two versions of the film, Lara Dutta, Tabu, Monica Dogra and Isha Sharwani as the leading ladies and Rohini Hattangadi, Nasser, Satish Kaushik and Sheetal Menon featuring in prominent parts as well, Bejoy had a lot to put together in a cohesive format.
“Not to forget the fact that there are different stories set in different eras”, chuckles Bejoy, “It was almost akin to making three different films. I had a list of all the people I wanted for my film and thankfully I managed to get them all on board.”
David releases all over on 1st February.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder