San Leandro, Calif. — Indian American film producer Prashant Shah Aug. 28 shared some details about “Brothers,” the upcoming Hindi remake of Gavin O’Connor’s 2011 sports drama “Warrior” in an e-mail to India-West.
Dharma Productions will coproduce the film, and Karan Malhotra, director of Dharma’s “Agneepath” remake starring Hrithik Roshan, will direct.
According to Shah, the leading Bollywood line producer now working in the U.S. and a consulting producer on this film, “Brothers” is a coproduction between the leading Hollywood studio Lionsgate and the Indian company Endemol’s film division Eyedentity Motion Pictures.
Other cast members of “Brothers” include Sidharth Malhotra (“Student of the Year”), Jacqueline Fernandez (“Kick”) and Jackie Shroff (“Dhoom 3”).
Shah continues to work in Hollywood; around a year ago, he joined Benaroya Pictures as its vice president and head of production.
But he remains active in Bollywood as well, having just completed a shooting schedule for the highly awaited action film “Bang Bang,” starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif. FOX India recently did a location shoot in the northern California resort town of Clear Lake. Shah also has a solid history with “Brothers” director Malhotra, having worked with him on “Jaaneman” and “My Name Is Khan.”
In the Hollywood original film “Warrior,” two estranged brothers battle in an intense Mixed Martial Arts throwdown. That film — which unapologetically meshed family dynamics with edge-of-the-seat action — featured acclaimed actors Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy and earned widely positive reviews; the New Yorker called it “skillfully made” and Rolling Stone called it “fiercely moving.”
Principal photography for “Brothers” is expected to start in December, and the film is due for an Oct. 2, 2015 release, said Shah.