Manav Kaul has proved his mettle as an actor with projects like Kai Po Che!, Tumhari Sulu and The Fame Game. He had started his journey in theatre and soon went on to don many hats, including those of an actor, filmmaker, playwright, and author. The actor will soon be seen with Genelia Deshmukh in the film Trial Period.
Ahead of the film’s release, Manav Kaul got in an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Bubble. During the chat, the actor opened up about his direction plans. He also revealed what sort of films he would love to direct and why.
Manav Kaul on directing films
Manav has been in the industry for over three decades with his plays travelling across the world. In his significant journey with theatre, Kaul has written, directed and produced many successful plays. It includes Shakkar Ke Paanch Daane, Park, Baali aur Shambhu, Chuhal amongst others, with multiple shows across the world. His recent play Tumhaare Baare Mein was also well received by the audience.
He has also directed two feature films, Hansa in 2012 and Tathagat in 2021. When asked whether the actor is keen on directing more mainstream films in Bollywood, the actor said, “I directed two films but I love to burn my own money, they were those kinds of films. So I produce and go to shoot whatever I like. But I don’t want to do anything in this industry.”
When inquired why he does not want to direct films in Bollywood, the actor told, “Not in Bollywood. I will direct films, but I will direct the kind of plays I do, something more experimental.” Manav has a very string sensibility as a director, and here’s hoping to see it again on the big screen some day.
You can watch the full interview with Manav and Genelia here:
About Trial Period
Directed by Aleya Sen, this movie delves into the journey of a single mother, portrayed by Genelia, who is in pursuit to find a father ‘on rent’ for her son. Trial Period also stars Shakti Kapoor, Sheeba Chaddha, Gajraj Rao, and Zidane Braz in supporting roles. The film is all set to stream on Jio Cinema from July 21, 2023.