Guwahati, May 24: Assam’s heartthrob Zubeen Garg will be seen in a never before avatar very soon. He is all set to begin training for ICreation’s next project, action drama “King” where he will be seen as a boxer!
What is even more exciting is that King will be written by Zubeen himself!
It is being directed by Manas Barua.
Talking about King, the director says “It’ll be an action drama about the glory of human spirit. How our protagonist overcomes his crisis personally and professionally.”
“His attitude,love,perseverance and the burning desire to win in the most dire situations makes him The King in the film,” says Barua, talking about Zubeen’s character.
The director says that they are now in the research stage as the film revolves around boxing. Zubeen Garg, he adds, will undergo rigorous physical training and will also be coached in boxing while preparing for the lead role. The cast is scheduled to be finalized soon.
Zubeen is currently busy in the production of his next home production after the success of Mission China, Kanchanjangha.
The message they are looking to portray makes one draw comparision to the director’s father, Assam’s most successful Filmmaker Munin Barua’s work. Barua passed away recently after a prolonged illness but he left behind a huge body of work, movies that have all been commercial successes. His movies were mainly family drama with copious doses of humour, always giving out a social message.
Being the son of Assamese’s Movie Industry’s most successful filmmaker Munin Barua, Manas looks all set to carry forward his legacy of creating meaningful cinema which are loved by audiences- young and old alike. “Actually I see myself in my protagonist and I’m pretty aware of the responsibility (of meeting audience’s expectations). Will give my tooth and nail to touch the finishing line with elan come what may.That’s the mental space I’m in right now,” he says on being asked about the expectations from him.
King’s shooting is scheduled to begin in January 2019 but will depend on Zubeen Garg’s physical training and the coaching he is about to undergo for boxing.
The movie is being produced under the banner of ICreations, Zubeen Garg and Garima Saikia Garg’s production company.