Though one can sense that Chetan Bhagat is supremely charged about his newest assignment 'Kick' (albeit keeping his excitement under check as far as getting too vociferous about it is concerned), there is also an author in him who is looking at doing things differently.
"Yes, I won't deny that as a writer, there is new approach that I am following for this assignment. It is a different ballgame altogether because let's face it, 'Kick' was a big hit down South and the very germ of it cannot be ignored. We have to respect that and keep the very thought process and core of the film intact. At the same time we need to bring in newer things as well otherwise what's the point in just rehashing it", he questions.
"Sajid (Nadiadwala) wants me to make something contemporary and extend the plot further. In the film, my job is to now explain the protagonist's (Salman Khan) mindset further.
Having said that, somewhere down the corner I feel this is a relatively safe assignment because 'Kick' is an author backed plot and there are experienced people like Salman and Sajid involved", adds Chetan.
He is particularly happy about his association with Sajid.
"For Sajid to come to me and ask me to do an adaptation of a South hit is something huge; I feel honoured. Yes, we have been working together on '2 States' as well and there is a good rapport in place.
However to pick the mantle for 'Kick' is something else. Now that is a different challenge and pressure altogether. I guess the way I am going to look at this is delivering what I truly stand for. It is like following the story of '3 Idiots' which is to follow your heart", reasons Chetan.
As long as the team of 'Kick' indeed follows it's heart, there is no reason why this won't be an outing worth remembering.