"I have started directing it. I won't like to reveal anything
about the film except that I am also acting in it to give it some
value with a few actors from the industry," he said.
Gupte is planning to release "Stanley Ka
Dabba" next year "when children could watch it during
Just like "Taare Zameen Par" that was
initially directed by Gupte before Aamir Khan took over, both
"Stanley Ka Dabba" and "Sapno Ko..." are also
Gupte, who used to earn Rs.30 per day once, is
producing "Stanley Ka...".
"Production is not such a big deal. With
your wits in place, you can get it through. And money is no problem,
when a film brings in Rs.140 crore ('Taare Zameen Par'), then
every second person looks into it (considers you) because of an
unfortunate herd mentality," said Gupte, who is also a painter
Asked about his bent towards children's films,
he said: "Nobody works for them; so someone will have to.
I'd like to address children cinema and pay respect to the children
friends I have. It's a continuous experience with them and all
my films will be around them," he said.
He recently made a 10-minute documentary "Aansu
Bane Moti" with, for and by children.