M Night Shyamalan’s latest film, The Last Airbender, released in the country this weekend and the director is hopeful it will do well here because of its Asian influences. “Indian families will find it interesting,” he asserts. The Last Airbender, Shyamalan’s first action film, was made on a reported budget of $250 million, a huge investment for a director whose last two movies did not do well.
Shyamalan, whose first film, Praying With Anger (1992), was shot in India, is all praise for AR Rahman, who he says is “such a prize for India”. He also expressed the desire to work with him in the future. “I’m considering bringing one of my ideas to India. I’m really keen on shooting one of my films here,” he admits.