Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena and Vikas Bahl founded company, Phantom Films got dissolved recently after an employee from the company accused director Vikas Bahl of sexual assault. Kashyap and Motwane went ahead to confirm the accusations of the employee and went on record to call Vikas Bahl, a sexual offender. The dissolution of Phantom Film has raised a lot of speculations on the upcoming films that the production house had announced. As Super 30 shooting has already been wrapped up, it well might be the last film of the production house. However, the future of their other film that has been announced i.e. 1983 World Cup looks little dicey as things stand today.
A source close to the development revealed, “The film was slated to go on floors with Ranveer Singh from November/December 2018, however with the producers now backing off, the film has landed in a soup. While Reliance is on board as a distributor, the film doesn’t have any sort of monetary backing. Kabir Khan, who is one of the co-producers of the film is in talks with Reliance to come up with a possible solution, because of which there might be a delay in the first shooting schedule.”
When asked if the film is shelved, the source further added, “The film is happening for sure as Kabir has worked with his team of writers on the script for more than 6 months. The final draft of the film is locked and both Kabir and Ranveer are excited to start shooting for the film. There might be a delay in first schedule but given Kabir’s track record as a director and Ranveer’s star-power, getting a new producer on board might not be that uphill a task. Reliance is also considering producing as well as distribute the film, however the final call will be taken soon after multiple meetings with Khan. Basically, there might be a minor delay. We shall get a clear picture in a couple of weeks about the shooting schedule after Kabir has multiple meetings with Reliance.”
The movie chronicles the journey of Independent India’s first cricket world cup win wherein Ranveer Singh will be seen essaying the character of Kapil Dev. The movie is slated to release in April 2020, however a lot depends on the shooting schedule of the film, as apart from the regular dramatic shots, this film would be heavy on post-production. The makers have planned to recreate the iconic event using VFX Shots to make the film look authentic thereby creating the right atmosphere. 1983 World Cup is said to be a costly preposition especially due to the visual effects. It is one of the most awaited films of 2020 as the audience would get to see Ranveer Singh in a never seen before avatar.