Filmmaker Abhinay Deo opened up a new world in Bollywood a decade ago with his brilliant film Delhi Belly. A movie ahead of its time, Delhi Belly starred Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur and Vir Das the movie followed the journey of three friends who unknowingly become the target of a powerful gangster when they misplace his expensive diamonds. Produced by Aamir Khan, Delhi Belly was universally praised and now has became a cult film.
Abhinay Deo spoke about what went behind making the film that is still loved 10 years later. “It’s not often that filmmakers take the risk to stray away from a stereotypical story format and experiment with something new. It takes guts to be involved in the making of a movie like Delhi Belly. We were lucky to be backed by a producer like Aamir Khan, who paved a way for filmmakers like us that could revolutionalize the movie market in India. Not to forget getting a chance to work with exceptional actors like Imran, Kunaal and Vir who had their own charisma and charm to draw the audience. This genre is my all-time favourite.”
So would he like to make a sequel to Delhi Belly, Abhinay answers, “Not a sequel but I am working on a script that is in the same space as Delhi Belly.”
Released on July 1st, 2011, Delhi Belly was a huge success worldwide.
We will wait and watch to see what he brings to the screen next! Stay tuned!