Anees Bazmee is a tired man. For the last one year he has been working non-stop on his projects. If it was Welcome earlier, it is Singh Is Kinng now. In fact, this is the first ever instance of two of his major films arriving in a span of one year since normally his films take quite some time to be completed. However, as Bazmee has earlier confessed, it is due to sheer superb planning by Vipul Shah which enabled Singh Is Kinng to reach the finishing line in less than a year's time.
Still, working non-stop on Singh Is Kinng seems to be taking a toll on Bazmee. While it has been less than 10 days since the final copy of the Akshay Kumar - Katrina Kaif starrer was dispatched, he has already run straight into his next film which is tentatively titled It's My Life.
"Yes, it has been a stressful time off late. I was thinking of taking some rest after meeting the deadline of 08/08/08 (the day when Singh Is Kinng releases). However, it seems that it would be some time before I am able to remove my shoes for a good period of time", laughs Bazmee whose latest film has taken a very good advance booking ever since the counters opened at number of centres over the weekend gone by.
"I am hearing good reports as well, though I am not sure for how long would I actually be able to enjoy the film's release", says Bazmee, "That's because soon after the opening weekend, I head straight for shooting my next film with Nana Patekar, Harman Baweja and Genelia D'Souza. Earlier we had thought of beginning work on film a few weeks after the release of Singh Is Kinng. However, now the dates have been juggled around in such a manner that we would have to get shooting in the week of 11th August itself."
But why the hurry? "Well, we had to go as per Nana's dates. There were some hassles there and we were left with no other choice but to begin work earlier. Even in the last few days, I have been busy getting the supporting actors in place for the film."
Further opening up, Bazmee says, "From shooting Singh Is Kinng to getting actors dub for it to promoting the film to working simultaneously on It's My Life - it has been quite some hectic time. Though I am overall happy with the pace of life due to good work happening, I still feel that I deserve to take a short break at the least. I was looking forward to making a trip to Delhi and other nearby places with my family after Singh Is Kinng. Now let's see when this idea eventually materializes."