Published On: Fri, Nov 20th, 2015

Writer is the hero of Wazir


Vidhu Vinod Chopra has roped in Abhijat Joshi to pen the script of Wazir by paying a big sum. Writer Abhijat Joshi, who has penned the scripts of blockbusters like Munna Bhai MBBS (2003), 3 Idiots (2009) and PK (2014), among others, has been paid a huge figure for writing the script of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Wazir, which is being helmed by director Bejoy Nambiar.

He has been given anything up to 2 crore to put the script together.For a writer, this kind of a figure is quite big. It’s known that writers in Bollywood are paid a relatively small amount, usually in lakhs, for writing a film’s script.However, Abhijat seems to have broken the set pattern.

Abhijat being an outsider has been groomed by Vidhu and film-maker Rajkumar Hirani. He has been the writer for all their blockbuster collaborations.”

Vidhu said, “I think writers, just like directors, are the most important people in the film-making process when it comes to putting out a good product. Our audience is intelligent, and good content that is entertaining, is what drives them to the theatres. I feel that writers deserve to be paid well, and that’s all that I’ve done with Abhijat.”

Wazir written by Abhijaat Joshi and Vindhu Vinod Chopra will see Farhan Akhtar performing action for the very first time alongside super star Amitabh Bachchan.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Wazir is an action drama Directed by Bejoy Nambiar and Distributed by Reliance Entertainment which is set to release on January 8th, 2016.