Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Not deterred with the failure of Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya, this veteran director and producer is back with his latest offering that he names on himself Saawan - The Love Season starring none other than Salman Khan. Here's a one on one chat with Saawan Kumar Tak.
What is Saawan - The Love Season about?
It's a love story. You will find all the ingredients of a love story in this film. People like to watch love stories. In India, everyone loves music. Music plays an important part in Indian culture and traditions. By the grace of God, the music in my films is always good. Every film maker says that his film is different. Even I'll tell you the same. It's hatke because there is no villain in this film. There are no conflicts related to money and villains. None of the problems which the audience has seen till date will be seen in this film. Yet, it has a zabardast conflict.
Tell us about Salman Khan's role in the film.
He comes in the film, eleven minutes before the interval. Then he is there till the climax. The entire setting of the story changes, once Salman Khan enters. The audience has never seen Salman Khan the way they will see him in Saawan. His getup is very special. The promo has already been released. The feedback that we got for Salman's look is phenomenal! Such positive feedback encourages us. The film is on Salman's shoulder. The entire climax depends on Salman Khan. It's a very different film. You won't see any love triangle. Salman's character is new. No one has seen any character like that.
What does the title Saawan signify?
Well my name is Saawan and it has nothing to do with the film title. The film name Saawan is related to the love. It signifies the loves season. It's a completely romantic film.
Kapil Jhaveri and Saloni Aswani were in your earlier film, Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa, which unfortunately didn't work. Why did you decide to repeat them in lead roles, this time as well?
I had given these two kids a chance through my film, Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa. It's not they who failed me. I failed them. There was a problem in their careers because of me. I was feeling extremely guilty. I was confident about their talent. That's why I wanted to repeat them. Even they were in the process of improving themselves. Both of them have been working out and have been giving importance to their appearance. I was convinced that they are ready made actors. By the grace of God, this movie will work. I hope that it works for their sake.