"Hotel Beautifool", a movie inspired by Hindi stage production "Baat Baat Mein Bigdey Haalat", will be a little different from the play as the mediums of films and theatre require different visual interpretation, says its director.
The comic caper, starring southern actor Rejith Menon, is gearing up to hit the screens soon.
Director Sameer Iqbal Patel, who has also directed the play, reworked the play's script and orchestrated it with additional characters and visuals to make it gripping as a film.
"Film being more of a visual and sound medium, differs from stage plays. Only 40 per cent of the play has been adapted (for the film) and we have meticulously added a nostalgic production design to give 'Hotel Beautifool' a distinctive brand of a complete entertainer," Patel said in a statement.
The cast will have Johnny Lever along with Alisha Farrer, Imam Siddique, Rohit Khurana, Shanti, Jia Sharma and Brijendra Kala.
It is being co-produced by Mohammed Aslam Sheikh and Madhire Ravinder Reddy.