Critically acclaimed Assamese actor Adil Hussain is all set to direct an Assamese film based on a short story by Assamese writer Atulananda Goswami. However, he doesn’t like to be called a director. Talking to news agency IANS, Adil said, “I’m thinking of making an Assamese film yes, I found a script writer. Direction is not the right word…I am collaborating with the cinematographers and other members of the team. The word ‘director’ carries so much of arrogance, so I don’t feel like using it …its similar to dictator”.
The film is inspired by a story that the actor read 20 years ago. He added: “I will be playing the role of both an actor and a co-director…I have fond memories of growing up in Assam. Climbing trees to steal fruits is one of them. Luckily, in Assamese tradition forgiveness is the key.”
“It stayed with me. I thought let’s go ahead with…it (the film) needs lots of preparations and money. We luckily have the money in place, the script needs a lot of time” he said, adding that the movie will narrate a “sensitive story about an elephant and a man”, he further added.