Evidently, Kapoor is happy but does not consider that the new
definition of success is the entry into the elite club. "I think it
(Rs 100 crore) is silly. Beyond that I would not like to say
anything. For my films I never aimed for them to do X amount of
business. All I want is the audience to like and enjoy the film," Kapoor told PTI. "As far as Kai Po Che is concerned I
don't aim for any number or figures. I am happy I have touched the
hearts of audience. Their reaction to the film holds more value to
me than anything else," he said.
"People have liked the film and I am really happy about it. We
all have worked hard for it and our efforts have paid off well.
Even the actors are getting good response for their performance in
the film. We are elated. We hope to work again with the same cast,"
the director said. Kapoor adapted Chetan Bhagat's book '3 Mistakes
of My Life' for the big screen and titled it as Kai Po
Che. "When I read it (book) for the first time I found it very
attractive as the film is about India in a simple way. I wanted to
make a film based on India and want everyone to see this film. When
I got into it I realised it is not going to be an easy task," he
said. "This book is about politics, friendship, love, religion and
earthquake all in equal measure. But when you make a film there has
to be a theme or trajectory... We chose to revolve it around
friendship. Then you remove and add things from the novel and you
end up making a different entity," he added.
After he directed Rock On it took almost four years for Kapoor to come up with this film. "It took a while... I did not intend to take such a long time. All I wanted to do is make a good film... So it took time. It is not a race as to who makes a film first. Hoping my next film does not take that long time," Kapoor said. His next project would be with UTV Motion Pictures again and with Ekta Kapoor. The filmmaker, however refused to divulge details about it.