Shekhar Kapur, a filmmaker, related an amusing anecdote about his housekeeper. He said that his ’11th fail’ cook, Nilesh, wrote the script for a Mr India sequel in less than an hour using an artificial intelligence program.
Shekhar took to X (previously Twitter) and uploaded a photo of Nilesh with the caption, “This is Nilesh.” Eleventh failure. Worked with me for 18 years. Cook and houseboy are now more of friends. Refused to learn anymore!” He went on to explain how Nilesh used Google Gemini to write the script. “6 a.m., he discovers #GoogleGemini.” 7 a.m.: Begin drafting a tale for #MrIndia2. 8 a.m. asks if I want to read it. I am taken aback. “The great new AI #creative revolution has arrived,” he
While Shekhar and others may be amazed by AI software’s capacity to generate screenplays and tales, not everyone views this as a positive thing. Last year, Hollywood scriptwriters and performers fought a protracted battle against studios to limit the use of artificial intelligence in creative projects.
Even Amitabh Bachchan expressed his unhappiness with the usage of Artificial Intelligence in films and on film characters. The film veteran stated that many individuals have expressed opposition to face-mapping technology, which was also a divisive subject during the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strikes in Hollywood.
“All of us are now being subjected to face mapping; our entire body will be face mapped and kept aside to be used at any time,” he added, adding that a prominent studio in Mumbai demonstrated face mapping on Hollywood veteran Tom Hanks.
“A lot of concerns are being raised, and I suppose there is a strike in Hollywood by the artists because the producer and director do your face mapping, claiming ownership and saying we will use it anytime we want. So, in a recent interview, he stated that Symbiosis would call my AI rather than me directly.
Meanwhile, there is no official word on the sequel to Mr India. The successful 1987 film stars Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, and Amrish Puri.