Known for always making his own rules and following his beliefs in an otherwise norm driven business, action hero Vidyut Jammwal has stood by his instinct and has decided against being part of Sujoy Ghosh’s next based on the novel – The Devotion of Suspect X costarring Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut.
His reasoning seems clear. “I didn’t see myself in a film of this genre” says Vidyut. He elaborates further to say, “I’d met Sujoy a few times but I hadn’t signed any contract or committed myself to the film. It (the story) sounded interesting but it just wasn’t for me. Sujoy is a great director with an amazing sensibility and I’d like to work with him in the future”
Vidyut has two films announced and in the pipeline for release – Yaara directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia opposite Shruti Haasan, shoot of which is almost complete and Commando 2 produced by Vipul Shah which will start in a few months.
Ask him about Yaara and he says, “I’m really excited about Yaara. It’s been a tremendous experience playing characters that span age groups across every aspect. The vibe on the sets is so positive and everyone is very upbeat about the film. Working with Tishu sir again has been a phenomenal experience and I’ve gained such nuanced learnings from him which are hard to explain in words.
When asked about the sequel to his successful action film which the makers are hoping to create a franchise out of, Vidyut says, “Commando was very special to me and will always be. I’m hoping the sequel takes the franchise forward on an even larger and grander scale. Vipul Shah is at the helm of the project so he is the only person who can speak to you about the finer details.”