GUWAHATI, Oct 13 - Internationally acclaimed actor Adil Hussain is keen on directing an Assamese film and he has already selected a story for the project. He also admitted that the planning in the foreign productions is much more meticulous than in Indian ones.
Hussain, who has acted in a number of foreign productions, will also be seen on the Discovery web series Star Trek (Season 3) and the producers have already released its trailer. Before Hussain, Indian actress Persis Khambatta and one Indian-American and one Indian-Canadian actors had acted in the Star Trek series. However, Hussain is not in a position to speak about his role in the Star Trek series as his contract with the producers prevents him from doing so.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, Hussain admitted that the fundamental difference between Indian and foreign productions is that foreign productions are much more meticulous. He said that in most cases, much care is given on the planning stage and scripts in foreign productions. �The foreign productions spend much more time and energy on the script,� he added. However, he said that this cannot be generalized as some Indian productions also go into details during the planning stage.
Hussain said that technologically, of late the Indian production houses have all the modern equipment that are being used by the foreign production houses. But he expressed the view that in some cases, the persons handling such modern equipment need more experience in India.
It may be mentioned here that Hussain is the only actor from Assam to have a wide ranging experience of working in both Indian and foreign productions, having acted in internationally acclaimed movies like Life of Pi, Reluctant Fundamentalist, etc. His role in the Norwegian movie What Will People Say? brought him the best actor award in Norwegian National Awards. He also acted in a number of films in other national and international languages, including French, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, etc., apart from Assamese.
On his immediate plans for the future, Hussain said after working in six back to back productions, he is keen on taking a bit of rest. However, he said that he is very keen on directing an Assamese movie and has selected a story by noted writer Atulananda Goswami for it. �We have the copyright for the story, but I still do not know when I shall be able to start working on the film. As the first step, I am planning to start working on the first draft of the script soon. I want to do the first draft myself and then I may take the help of someone for the final draft,� he said.
Hussain admitted that acting on stage was his first love and it would continue to be the same in the days to come. He said that because of his commitments, he has not been able to act in dramas in recent times as much as he would have liked. But he is keen on going back to his first love whenever he gets time and opportunity.
Though Hussain conducts workshops for budding actors from time to time, he does not have any plan to set up an acting training institute.