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Spoke to Shahid about 'Bhavesh Joshi' briefly: Motwane

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Motwane has revealed was initially in talks for his upcoming "Bhavesh Joshi".

Actors like and were being sought for the superhero-vigilante film, which now features in the lead.

"We spoke to Shahid, but it was very briefly... For this film, casting went through a lot of changes. was to be part of it, then it went to

"With Imran it was like, his career wasn't going well and we couldn't raise the money. I am quite sad about it. With Sidharth, it just fell apart. With Shahid, it was just a conversation, it was never formulated," Motwane told

"Bhavesh Joshi" will see Harshvardhan as a vigilante fighting corruption in the society and Motwane says the idea emerged from his own experiences.

"Bhavesh is a local superhero... Sometimes being a vigilante and putting a mask only seems to be the solution as there is frustration. As long as the story and emotions are in place, it will strike a chord with audience," he adds.

The says the era of '80s-'90s of was a huge influence in creating the outline of a vigilante.

"The angry young man of '70s like Amitabh Bachchan, and in the '80s there were and So many films such as 'Zanjeer', 'Deewar', 'Mr India', 'Nayak', 'Arjun' have influenced 'Bhavesh Joshi'.

"Also, the draws influence from the DC and "

The is a departure from the kind of films Motwane has directed and he says he believes in taking risks.

"If it works great, if it doesn't work then it is alright. No one will ever blame you for taking risk," the 41-year-old said.

"Bhavesh Joshi" is set to release on May 25.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 13:50 IST