Cinematographer Ravi Chandran has created magic with his camera many times before in Dil Chahta Hai, Fanaa, Saawariya, Black, Yuva...
This month, he works with two superstars, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, in two most-awaited films -- Ghajini and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi respectively.
He tells Nithya Ramani how different the movies and the two Khans are from each other:
You're shooting the Hindi version of Ghajini, even though you hadn't done the Tamil version. What made you take it up?
The cinematography of the Tamil film was done by my assistant, Rajasekhar. Aamir happened to see the Tamil Ghajini when he was shooting for Fanaa. He liked the film for its tight screenplay and wanted to make it in Hindi. Personally, remakes don't excite me. But Aamir insisted that I do the film. The dates matched and we did it.
The Hindi version is the same as the Tamil, with a few changes in the second half. In the Tamil film, the second half is very violent. We portrayed that more subtly in the Hindi version, and removed the villain angle.
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