After the lukewarmly received Kambakkht Ishq producer Sajid Nadiadwala is making another super-expensive film Anjaana Anjaani, which is being shot all over the world. To his surprise the lead pair Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, both riding high at the box-office offered to keep their fee at the most reasonable level.
Says Sajid, “Ranbir and Priyanka were already part of our extended family. When Ranbir"s father Chintu ji was working in my dad"s production Hathyar I was an assistant. That"s when I got to know Chintu ji and his family. Priyanka has been family from the time she did 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi" for my banner. So yes, they"ve certainly not hiked their price just because they are super-saleable today. In fact they didn"t even discuss money with me."
The crackling chemistry between the duo was evident in Bangkok. Says Sajid, “Both Ranbir and Priyanka have changed their looks for this film. They hardly knew one another before the shooting. So they"re getting to know each other, as their on-screen romance progresses. Ranbir is entertaining on screen. But he carries that sense of fun from the screen to the sets. Priyanka was in her own shell to begin with. But her resolve didn"t take long to dissolve."
If everyone thought producer Sajid Nadiadwala was done with Sylvester Stallone, here"s the surprise element. Stallone who played a cameo in Nadiadwala"s last film 'Kambakkht Ishq" is now a part of the Nadiadwala family circle. Sajid Nadiadwala is certainly not done with Stallone after 'Kambakkht Ishq". We don"t work that way in our production house. Our bonds are for keeps," says Sajid.
Sajid"s elder son Subhaan is a huge Stallone fan. The boy has kept in touch with his idol long after 'Kambakkht Ishq" came and went. And as producer and his crew head to the USA for shooting Subhaan accompanies them with one express purpose.
“Subhaan is coming with us only to meet Stallone. To call him Stallone"s fan would be an understatement. He isn"t a fan- he"s a fanatic. His day starts with Stallone"s signature song 'Eye Of The Tiger" from Rocky. He knows every trivia associated with Stallone." Sajid heads with his son for the US with an appointment with Stallone who may also make an appearance in the Ranbir-Priyanka starrer 'Anjaana Anjaani".