Madhu Mantena to produce Anurag Kashyap`s `Doga`

Mumbai: Director Anurag Kashyap, who is busy giving shape to his period metropolis drama `Bombay Velvet`, will begin shooting for superhero film `Doga` sometime next year.

Madhu Mantena of Phantom Films has announced that he will be backing `Doga` as a producer. "We are happy to back Anurag`s vision of Doga for the film. We have acquired the rights of the book, and in all possibilities would go on floors sometime next year," Mantena said.

Mantena plans to work closely with Manish and Sanjay Gupta of Raj Comics for exploring various others possibilities of taking the comic book character beyond films.

Kashyap said he was happy to see his Mumbai-based comic hero take shape. "I am obviously quite happy, that Doga is now finally taking shape. It`s something which has kept me excited over the years, and it feels great to know that Madhu is working out details to make it reach as wide as possible," Kashyap said.

Doga, a fictional vigilante, first appeared in Raj Comics in 1992. As someone who suffered great injustice in his childhood, an orphan, named Suraj, fights against evil. He gets the name `Doga` for hiding his identity behind a dog mask. Doga does not believe in law and order as he considers it a part of the corrupt system.

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