“No three film deal with Deepika, Lara or Jiah” – Sajid
‘Housefull’ has taken a huge opening all over and early indications are that at the least, the film would be tagged a HIT status. The film has benefited everyone, especially its leading ladies Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta and Jiah Khan. While the actors – Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Arjun Rampal – already share a great personal and professional relationship with director Sajid Khan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala, the heroines can be expected to work in many more films with the makers in near future, considering the kind of mileage they earned due to ‘Housefull’ enjoying such a bumper pre-release and post-release promotion.
Due to this very reason, one can’t help but ask Nadiadwala if there is a ‘once-much-in-vogue’ three film deal that he has got into with the Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta and Jiah Khan?
“I hate the deals thing. Period”, comes a quick reply from Nadiadwala, “Suppose I sign a person into a deal but later one of us doesn’t like each other, we would still have to work together. For corporate houses, something this may work but sorry, this is not the way I operate.”
Reflecting on the way he operates, Sajid says, “I feel cinema is something which is made with a lot of love and passion and obviously backed by commerce. But then kuch bhi karne mein dil milna chahiye. We should have love for each other because only then can a film turn out to be success. I have rarely seen that when the process of making a film is bad, it still turns out to be good at the box office.”
Meanwhile, he is reuniting with Salman Khan after working in two back to back films with Akshay Kumar (‘Housefull’, ‘Kambakkth Ishq’). After ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ and ‘Jaan-E-Mann’ in recent times, Sajid and Salman would be starting ‘Kick’ soon. “Yes, now that ‘Housefull’ has released and ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ is more or less wrapped, it is going to be ‘Kick’ for me”, confirms Sajid.
Given the fact that ‘Kick’ is said to be starring Salman Khan in the lead, how big can one expect the film to be, especially due to the news making the rounds that it is going to be an out and out action flick?
“First of all let me clarify that ‘Kick’ is not an out and out action flick. Someone just carried out an article stating so though it is nowhere closer to the fact. Secondly, it is too early to talk about how huge would it be. We will make the announcements at the right time. All I can confirm is that we begin shooting in August/September”, signs off Sajid.
-Rudhir Burman / Sampurn Wire