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777 Charlie director Kiranraj’s meeting with John Abraham sparks collaboration speculation

Kiranraj, who first spoke to Bollywood star John Abraham after the release of 777 Charlie, posted pictures of their meeting on Instagram, which had netizens wondering if they were set to work together

777 Charlie director Kiranraj’s meeting with John Abraham sparks collaboration speculation
777 Charlie maker Kiranraj K met John Abraham recently

Last Updated: 11.05 PM, Apr 25, 2024


It’s nearly two years since Kannada filmmaker Kiranraj K’s National Award-winning debut film, 777 Charlie came to theatres. The director had announced his next project, a horror comedy fantasy flick, a year later, but has, since then, provided no status update. The untitled project would be made on a lavish scale, he had said at the time and added that pre-production work had begun. A few months later, Kiranraj took off to UK to do a course in visual effects.

His film, the director had said, would have a fair bit of VFX, and having hands-on knowledge, he reckoned, would help him shoot the film in way that would make carrying out the graphic work more seamless. Since returning to India, Kiran has been keeping a low profile, until a little earlier today, when he posted an image of him with Bollywood star John Abraham. While the filmmaker did not specify if the meeting was for work, and only wrote about John’s heartening humility and warmth, the pictures sparked speculation that Kiranraj, like Sachin B Ravi, was broadening his horizons and doing a Hindi film that would then be dubbed in other languages.

Kiran had earlier always said that his next film would be a Kannada-Malayalam bilingual that would then be dubbed in other languages. Like 777 Charlie, this film would also have a dog playing a pivotal role, albeit this time it would be an indie and not a pedigreed canine. The crux of the story comes from the tales he’d heard as a child that dogs have the capability to see and hear things that humans cannot. The sensory power of a dog is a major element of the story.

Sometime last year, Kiran had even begun the hunt for his canine star, a mongrel with white fur and black patches around its eyes and on the ears. It’s been a while since he has provided an update about the project, but today’s meeting with John could just be that. The Bollywood star had spoken to Kiran during the release of 777 Charlie and promised to watch it at the earliest, after being bowled over by the trailer. John is ardent animal lover and it would not be surprising if he were indeed involved with Kiran’s film in some capacity. Here’s looking forward to official word on what’s cooking.

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