Hollywood director Jazon Fernandez to collaborate with producer Suneet Vohra for mega budget Mytho film

Hollywood director Jazon Fernandez who is currently visiting Mumbai is associated with the Hollywood studios Apollonius Films and is scouting for fresh talent..

Anita Kamble of Myrtle PR & Media, Indian media representatives of Fernandez in India, Jazon who met with Bollywood director and producer Suneet Vohra will collaborate on a big budget VFX and animation-based mythological film based on Indian mythology.

Jazon said the film he is casting for is based on Indian and Greek mythology and casting is going on in Mumbai. He has meetings lined up with a few top Bollywood actresses and will also meet up with a top Bollywood male star to sign on the dotted line.

In addition to the celebrity cast, Jazon said he was also looking out for new and talented youngsters for smaller roles in the film. Reports state that about 30 per cent of the film is based on VFX and animation, but there will be real life scenes as well. The film is set in the time between 500 BC and 700 BC and features the heroic age, is all that Jazon was willing to share with this reporter.

“The estimated budget of the film is about Rs 450 crore and the project is fully in English, though the film will be dubbed in at least 40 world languages when it releases late next year,” he mentioned.

Speaking to an Indian news websiteIndiaScribes.com, Jazon said, “Most Indian mythological films are based on Hindu mythological characters based primarily on the Ramayan and Mahabharata and other related mythology. Our story and script is not based on Hindu mythology at all.

Jazon is scheduled to meet with several film-makers in Mumbai, but is not willing to share much details or his complete itinerary as his visit is otherwise supposed to be a secret.

Tamil and South Indian cinema also has seen various mythological projects. Though mythological films played a prominent role in the early years of Tamil cinema, they slowly faded away, giving way to family and socially relevant dramas, said Jazon in an interview to IndiaScribes.com in Mumbai.

In the late 1950s and 1960s mythological films got a new lease of life in Tamil cinema with the films of legendary writer/director A P Nagarajan, called the Master of Mythological Cinema, superstar Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan was also one of the well-known projects, though today there is not much focus on mythological cinema. Referring to super blockbusters like Bahuballi 2, Jazon opined that though he has not yet seen the film, it is basically a historical film and not a mythological film.

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