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Vikramaditya Motwane On 'Jubilee': Our Main Concern Was To Create Compelling And Interesting Characters That Audience Connects To

Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane has been showered with lots of praise and love for his web series 'Jubilee' which takes the audience to the 40s and 50s-the golden era of Bollywood.

Vikramaditya Motwane

Great things take time, isn't it? Vikramaditya Motwane's web series 'Jubilee' has taken a 'good five-six years' for it to finally come to us as a 10-part series. But see what a masterpiece the auteur has created with his team and stellar cast. The Amazon Prime Video series takes us to the golden era of Bollywood. Vikramaditya Motwane, with his amazing storytelling, has created an era and aura with the characters and the dialogues. 'Jubilee' is a great tribute to the Indian filmmakers and actors of that era. It has been getting an overwhelming response from all across the globe. 

Recently, in an interview with Outlook, Vikramaditya Motwane opened up on the love and response his project has been getting, reveals the reason behind changing its name from 'Stardust' and a lot more. 

On the viewers' positive reactions to 'Jubilee'. the 'Lootera' director said that he was hoping that the audience will respond to it positively and called it 'overwhelming' and 'heartwarming'. He is glad to get such kind of response from people. 

When asked if he ever thought of the risk of whether the audience will be able to accept it or connect with it or not, Motwane said that it was not a worry at all and added, "I think when you create a world, you want to take your audience along with you into that world. They are very willing to come along into a new world and as long as your characters are interesting, the world you end up creating is interesting, I think 100 percent they will come along with you. I don't think there is anything stopping them from doing something that is unfamiliar. So, that was never a worry whether the audience will come or not. Our main concern was to create compelling and interesting characters that the audience connects to."

For the unversed, 'Jubilee' was earlier titled 'Stardust'. Sharing the reason behind changing the title, the filmmaker said, "Jubilee was the most celebrated name. It felt like the right kind of celebration of the things that we want to talk about. Even though jubilee is an English word, there is such an Indian connotation to the word because of golden jubilee, silver jubilee which automatically felt like it's very connected to the films of the past. That's why the name worked better for us".

When asked if his characters are based on real-life characters or just fictional. To which he said that while they were working with the actors there was no point they wanted them to look like any actor or any look. He added, "I think there was a sense of having our characters come to life and then creating them where people can identify with them. But at the same time, there is a certain amount of nostalgia value that we have with some of our older movie stars."

'Jubilee' stars Prosenjit Chatterjee, Aparshakti Khurana, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sidhant Gupta, Ram Kapoor, Wamiqa Gabbi, Shweta Basu Prasad and Nandish Singh Sandhu among others. 

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