A FILMMAKER is planning to make a second documentary about Blackburn Rovers and the club’s owners Venky’s.
Four years ago Rovers supporter Rishi Sikka (PIC ABOVE) produced, ‘Venky’s – The Fall of Blackburn Rovers’, which has attracted more than 80,000 views on YouTube.
Now, with Rovers currently bottom of the Championship table and more than £100m in debt, and with the club’s main supporters’ groups calling for the owners to sell up, Rishi is ready to film a follow up.
He said: “The idea is to follow five supporters to India in an effort to communicate with Venky’s in their own country. We are trying to get an ex-footballer involved as well.
“People may say, ‘they are never going to be able to speak to them’. But that’s what it could be all about – how hard it is to communicate with the football club’s owners. So much so that they have had to go all the way to India to try to do so.
“We will follow those fans around and have cutaways of interviews with people about what has happened and is happening at the club.
“When I put out the first documentary I think it was a really hard time for Rovers supporters. People thought it was about Steve Kean.
“But now people are seeing it is more than that. People like Stan Collymore and Robbie Savage are coming out and supporting the fans and being positive about the fans whereas before they were being viewed negatively.”
Rishi estimates the minimum base target needed to start the filming of the sequel is £5,000.
A Crowdfunder page – www.crowdfunder.co.uk/venkys-the-continuing-fall-of-blackburn-rovers – has been set up to invite Rovers fans to contribute toward the cost.
Rishi is determined to get the film funded by whatever means necessary.
But he added: “It would be good for the fans to own something like this, to own the production, because this is about their football club.”