By Fenil Seta, Sep 8, 2020 – 13:10 hrs IS
Ali Abbas Zafar, the director of blockbuster film Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai, will soon be coming up with a superhero drama film with actress Katrina Kaif. Katrina Kaif will be seen as a female superhero in this film. Katrina has also started preparing for her film. But this superhero drama of Ali Abbas Zafar and Katrina Kaif is not being made for the theater but for the OTT platform. It will come in two parts.
Katrina Kaif and Ali Abbas Zafar’s superhero drama to hit Netflix
Bollywood Hungama had exclusively told you that this film of Ali and Katrina will be released on the direct OTT platform Netflix. A source close to it said, “Katrina’s film is being made on a very large scale to be seen on the big screen. The total budget of both its parts is Rs 200 crore. Ali approached many filmmakers and studios to produce his film but nothing worked out. He was afraid that he would not get as many buyers for this project as he needed to make a profit.”
The source further added, “Ali was in no mood to shelve his film as he has prepared a lot for it. When he was left with no option, he approached Netflix. Netflix was very excited about this superhero drama featuring Ali and Katrina and decided to produce the film.” By the way, Netflix and Ali have come together for not only Katrina’s superhero but also Ali Abbas Zafar Production’s Diljit Dosanjh starrer.
Ali could not find any producer for his film
However, trade executives were a bit upset by this deal. He said about this, “Ali is a commercial director who makes films that appeal to pan India audiences. Apart from Rajkumar Hirani, Ali is the only director who has easily given films that have earned Rs 300 crore. It was surprising to see that a director like Ali could not find a producer for his film. These studios had no hesitation in investing Rs 100 crore in films like Bombay Velvet and Rangoon, while both these films were directed by directors who are known for making different types of films. But he refused to invest money in Ali’s film, I can’t believe it.”
She further added, “Yes admit that women centric films do not get that much audience. But now the time has changed. Films like Raazi, Manikarnika earned a lot. I am sure Ali and Katrina’s film will have enough masala to be a box office hit. And we should also not forget that Katrina is a great actress and the star cast of the film makes the film big in terms of publicity.”
Ali plans to create a superhero universe
In one of his interviews a few months back, Ali had told that he is planning a superhero universe on the lines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This superhero universe will start with Katrina’s film. This will be followed by Mr India, which will take the story of Katrina’s film forward. After this, the third superhero will be based on mythology and the fourth will be based on the Indian Army.