By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Now that Namastey London has released and people have had a positive opinion of the film, one person who was always confident of its success was Kunal Kohli. The director of Hum Tum and Fanna isn't remotely connected to Namastey London, but he had a strong feeling that the film would end the dry spell at the box-office. In an industry that's extremely competitive, Kunal was highly impressed by Namastey London which he watched almost a month before its release. "Rarely does one director show his film to his contemporary. There's so much professional jealousy out there that people are compelled to guard their films like a treasure chest. It's the norm in the industry. A mere SMS can ruin things and jeopardize prospects. But I admire Vipul's courage. He showed me his film almost a month ago without bothering about the repercussions. That's confidence," Kunal smiles.
Meanwhile, with positive feedback to Namastey London pouring in from India and abroad, Vipul Shah is having the last laugh. "I am a creative person at heart, not a producer in the true sense. Given a choice, I'd love to direct films only, entrusting the production responsibilities to someone else," Vipul states.
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