When a particular film succeeds, people try to do something similar for their next film. Are you too planning something similar or are you doing something 'hatke'?
This 'hatke' is a very scary term. But, yes, I want to try out films from all genres. We chose comedy and saw to it how we can make the best of the films. Now, I am working on a children's film titled KACHA LIMBOO. After this I would want to do a love story, then an adult film only for female audiences as I want to understand about women-related issues.
You have signed a 3-film deal with Sahara.
Well, yes. I met Mr. Roy, who heads the film division of Sahara. He is a very young producer and is handling a very big empire. He asked me what my plans were. I said to him that we keep complaining about the quality of films in this country, but we don't do anything about it. The same people then keep making similar kind of films, so when will the change happen? He then asked me what I wanted to make. I told him my plans, but then I also said that this will cost money. He suggested, why one, why not three films? He also gave me the liberty to do these films over the next 2-3 years and with the freedom to do films with somebody else in the meantime.
Generally, after a big hit, directors plan their next film with big stars. But your next film, Kacha Limboo does not have any stars. Why?
I am still not ready to make a film with big stars. I can handle 20-30 crores of rupees, but I can't handle a big cast. I am not yet ready to create the kind of environment required for the stars. Besides, this film will focus on technique and story. If big stars come in, it would be impossible to shoot it on Mumbai streets. I will need to arrange for security and other facilities and the flavor of the film will be lost in the process.