He is a producer who believes in good, clean, quality cinema that entertains and yet not compromises on quality of narration. With films like Hera Pheri and Awara Pagal Deewana behind him Feroze Nadiadwala is excited about his next production Fool N Final starring Sunny Deol, Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, Viveik Oberoi, Sameera Reddy, Johny Lever and Paresh Rawal. In this interview he talks about his future production plans, experience of shooting with Mike Tyson in Las Vegas and why he has kept the title of one of his films Hera Pheri- 4.
Fool N Final is releasing....As a producer how do you evaluate the film?
It's a fun film. Some very good stunts with Shahid, Viveik, Sunny. Some good action. Some very good comic situations. Black humour with Mr Paresh Rawal and Mr Johny Lever. Clean, fun, entertaining film, lots of thrills and good music. Himesh has done a brilliant job on music. Ahmed has directed the film in a very competent manner. We've tried our best....let's see....let's wait for Friday.....
In other words it's a typical Feroze Nadiadwala full-on commercial flick?
I don't know what a typical Feroze Nadiadwala film is.....we make clean, entertaining, movies, bright, glamourous with fun, thrills, stunts and basic sensibilities. If you are making insensible films, you have to be very sensible about it. We try not to make comedy movies. It's black humour where people are in serious situations but audience laughs. The characters, or stars can not do comedy, then it's buffoonery. If for any reason, the audience would laugh in this movie because the characters are serious, the situations are scary but what they do and what they say is what is going to make audience laugh.
What was your reaction when you heard the title Fool N Final?
I liked it. I immediately reacted to it in a positive manner. I said it's fine. According to me its fun title. It's a nice title.
Lot of funky get-ups like the Superman get up that Shahid is sporting....
We are trying. We have put all our efforts. Now let's see. You know how the movies are. You have to wait for Friday. The audience can fry you. (laughs)
Ayesha Takia seems to be doing a role suiting her age and she seems to be doing well for herself....
Remarkable girl. Very Very professional. Very polite. Very disciplined. She has a great future ahead of her. Very nice person basically. Both parents are very nice. Very decent. The girl is very talented, focused.
Did you have any apprehensions about backing Ahmed khan with a failure like Lakeer behind him?
That is behind him. We have to always look forward to the future.
Viveik Oberoi seems to be happening once again after Shootout At Lokhandwala....
Great. I think he is one of The best actors we have in India. One of THE best. I think he has got a tremendous future. And I have great hope and faith in him.