Madhur Sharma was chosen to co-write Great Grand Masti when one of the scenes written by him was instantly liked by director Indra Kumar
I grew up in Gujarat and was inclined towards acting since I was a child. So while in college, I was very active in theatre, which is why I didn’t think of anything else as a career. It was all about filmmaking.
My co-writer Aakash Kaushik and I were college mates and have always worked together. He went on to study filmmaking at FTII and I continued doing theatre. Once we finished studying, both of us decided to start writing a script. We approached a few production houses but for our first script so far things haven’t yet materialised.
Bagging Great Grand Masti
We met Tushar Hiranandani through Remo sir (D’Souza), with whom we were working on A Flying Jatt. Tushar sir liked how we had worked on the superhero film and he recommended us to Induji (Indra Kumar). That’s how the meeting happened. Induji asked us to write something, which we did. We kept the film in the zone between Masti and Grand Masti, with adult comedy in mind. He loved that scene and that’s how we bagged Great Grand Masti.
On the brief
There was no brief, really. Tushar had written an outstanding story. The horror element in the film is the turning point and we were asked to take the film to another level. Today, our audience is open to all kinds of cinema, from Hollywood to world cinema, so we writers can’t give them what they have already seen or, else, they choose to watch Hollywood adult comedies over Indian films. Moreover, Masti was a gateway for adult comedy in India, so we made sure we raised the bar with the third installment.