Bipasha Basu and designer Rocky S are known to be old and very good friends in the industry. Bipasha has been the designer’s showstopper at many fashion shows including the recently held Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. So, when the designer launched his maiden production venture titled ‘Main Anna Nahin Hoon’, it came as a surprise when he did not take any of his star friends in the cast including Bipasha Basu. He, instead, chose to sign in actors like Prashant Narayanan, Rajendra Gupta, Rajesh Shirganpare and Sammer Dharman Adhikari for the lead roles.
Explaining the reason for signing lesser known actors and emphasizing on the fact that he has not had a fall out with Bips or anyone else, Rocky S said, “I wanted my first venture to be a small budget film, so that I could learn the ropes and move up eventually. In the past few years scores of small budget films with unknown but good actors have performed better. It’s basically the content that makes a film work.”
While the movie deals with exposing people’s hypocrisy as a society with regard to Anna’s agitation, Rocky stresses on the fact that he holds Anna Hazare in high esteem. “The film does not disrespect Anna in any way. He is shown to be an honest and great person in the film. The hypocrisy with which people approach his agitations is the crux of the film,” he says.
Rocky says that his next project would be an out and out commercial flick with big bidget and big names.
“My next venture will be a big budget film with the best names in the industry! Everything is yet under cover, as our team is working on it, and right now saying much about anything does not do it justice. The only thing constant is the director Manish Gupta with whom I’ve forged a long-working relationship. And I’m sure, together we can create landmark cinema,” he says.