By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Thursday, June 28, 2007
People in the Film Industry wish Himesh Reshammiya all the best. The music director's debut film as a hero Aap Kaa Surroor is making to the theatres today.
Ritesh Deshmukh: "I'm a big Himesh fan. I've already booked the tickets for me and my friends for his film. I'm really looking forward to his film. I wish him all the best."
Vipul Shah: "For Himesh to be accepted as an actor is a big challenge. But I also know Himesh has risen from the ranks and so he knows what it takes to be successful. He's a clever man and a canny musician. I'm sure he has covered all bases before becoming an actor. I wish him all luck."
Suniel Shetty: "Aap Kaa Surroor is going to be a massive hit... a blockbuster. Nothing can stop Himesh. His critics can say he sings through his ear, nose or throat, it makes no difference. Audiences adore him. I've seen how they react to Himesh abroad. The man is a phenomenon. And everyone is just waiting to watch him on screen. Himesh will be a big success as an actor. He's hardworking and he has an attitude. A deadly combination. I'm a big, big fan of his and I wish him all the best."
Javed Akhtar: "My best wishes are with him."
Kangna Ranaut: "Though I haven't seen him as an actor, I've seen what he can do as a singer and a composer. Himesh is a rock star. I want him to be the first successful singer turned actor since Kishore Kumar."
Vikram Bhatt: "The film's music is very good. The publicity is fantastic. It will begin very well. And that's half the battle won. As an actor it's premature to comment on Himesh. It will all depend on how his abilities as a musician are showcased. I believe he plays a musician. That's home turf for Himesh hence not tough at all.
Suneel Darshan: "Looking at the fantastic advance booking for Aap Kaa Surroor at the single-screen theatres the film appears to have succeeded in the first round. Himesh's film comes on the same Friday as a huge multi-starrer (Apne) and a branded product of a media favourite (Emraan Hashmi's Awarapan). Himesh's extraordinary advance booking is an eye-opener."
Pritam Chakraborty: "I sincerely wish him all the best. I hope his film does well because he has worked really hard on it. Though it may not open that well in the multiplexes it will definitely get a roaring opening in the single screens. But my prayers are with Awarapan which opens with Himesh's film. Not only because I'm associated with it, but also because the director Mohit Suri has done a fantastic job."