Ek Tha Tiger did not show the real Sallu, my film will-Sajid Nadiadwala
Having said that, Sajid Nadiadwala promises that his maiden directorial Kick will showcase the actor in a way the audience will remember
Bharti Dubey (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 5, 2012)
Sajid Nadiadwala is turning to direction. And he is both excited and nervous. “I may have spent 25 years in the industry as a producer, but I feel like a debutant today,” claims the filmmaker since as a producer he only had to work with his mind but direction ‘comes from the soul’. Moreover, the film stars his old friend Salman Khan. And presenting the star in a way his fans would want to see is not easy.
But Sajid is confident about the venture that has been his ‘baby since the word – go’. “Ek Tha Tiger is one of the biggest grosser but Salman’s fans felt they didn’t get enough of the superstar. I wouldn’t like to comment on someone else’s film. But as far as Kick is concerned, I want to make sure it has some great moments for the audience to remember,” he tells Mirror.
The filmmaker claims that his friendship with Salman over the last two decades will add value to his maiden directorial. “Our journey together and the comfort level we share is important. Also, we have great chemistry, and that is something I want the audience to see through this film. This is my directorial debut, so I want to make it extra special for the people” he explains.
In fact, Sajid tells us that it was Salman who pushed him into direction and adds, “Since Judwaa, which we made in 1996, he’s been telling me I should direct a film. Of course, I wasn’t ready then but that’s never stopped him from suggesting it every now and then. When we decided to make Kick together, he brought it up once more. He told me that it was now or never to take the plunge.”
Incidentally his close friend Farah Khan’s husband Shirish Kunder was to direct the film earlier. But Sajid claims, his sudden change of heart has not soured their relationship. “Shirish is a very cool guy and has a mind of his own. We parted ways mutually and amicably. He even told me that if I need any assistance, he’s there to help. As far as Farah is concerned, she is my rakhi sister and I consider her my family. I would never ever think of hurting her and she knows that. In fact, she even sent me an SMS congratulating me,” he explains.
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