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Won't remake any film: Raja Krishna Menon

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Filmmaker Raja Krishna Menon, who helmed the remake of Jon Favreau's "Chef", says he does not want to attempt remaking another and would focus on writing an original story instead.

Menon's version of the hit Hollywood failed at the box office, but received a positive response on the digital platform.

Asked if recreating the same magic of a successful is risky, told IANS here: "I don't think it is a risk, but I never thought I would do that."

"I never thought I'd adapt the story of my film from another hit film because as a filmmaker, I always enjoyed writing my own scripts. Writing an original story is easier for me.

"With 'Chef', I challenged myself because I loved everything about that film - the world of food, travelling, father-son relationship. Having said that, no, in the future, I won't remake any film," he added.

The film will have its television premiere on SET Max on Friday. According to the director, will make it more popular.

"I think TV is a great platform now for a film to reach a wide audience. We released the film on the already and we received a good response. Hopefully, the family audience will enjoy the film while watching collectively," said

Since the comparison was quite inevitable between the two films, was that one of the reasons behind the poor box office figure?

"I wish people ... instead of comparing the film with the original one, watch it as an original film. I know it is not easy but people should watch the film and enjoy for what it is. Our film talks about how important it is to find the balance between the professional and personal life," replied the "Airlift"

While in the original "Chef", the protagonist mostly deals with creative conflicts with his boss in the hotel where he works and his world revolves around his kitchen, the Indian adaptation of the film revolves around family relations.

Why didn't he explore the creative world of a in his film?

explained: "We wanted to focus on the ups and downs of the relationship between a father and his son rather than cooking. In the original film, it shows the high-end cooking of a chef, but when I was toying with the idea of adapting the film in ours, I thought the audience might find the world of professional cooking alienating.

"Therefore, I shifted the focus to our diverse culture, travel and various aspects of the relationship."

On his next project, he said: "I am writing my next film and it is a drama-thriller."



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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 19:08 IST