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By: Sunil Noronha
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Ace director Priyadarshan directs 10 Hindi films in a row for a single producer in the next 6 years. Recently, he had signed an agreement for this with a corporate film company and the work for the first film will be commenced soon.
Priyadarshan is the only South Indian director, who is successfully surviving in Bollywood almost for a decade with his own style of making. Most of his films are made in medium budget with second run heroes and artists and rocks the box office. Now many leading heroes including Salman Khan and Shahrukh are also eager to act in Priyadharshan's films. But the director always trusts his own style, not any hero's image. His recent release Bhool Bhulaiyaa, the Hindi remake of Chandramukhi also doing fare business in overseas. This week the film also got a place in UK top 10.
Now a Corporate Film Company has signed Priyadarshan to direct 10 films continuously for the next 6 years. While Talking about this, Priyadarshan told, "Yes… what you heard is true. Very recently, I signed the agreement with the company. But at this stage, I couldn't reveal the name of the concern. I will tell you later…"
The director further says: "I will have to complete all these 10 films in the next 6 years. Generally in Hindi, a director can hardly complete only one film per year. But I can make more than 4 films per year. One could even beat me, if he concentrated more in his work. Concentration and honesty are the secret of my survival in Bollywood. I learn this 'professional mantra' from Malayalam industry. Otherwise I would be thrown out from Bollywood. Still few jealousy people are in Bollywood to keep South Indian talents far away from the industry. But I take them as the forces which induced me to work hard…"
Few days before, a newspaper reported that Priyadarshan joins hands with Shahrukh Khan in his next film. But the director categorically denied the report and comments: "There is no need for big heroes for my stories. Then why should I beg the call sheet from them? And also I never have belief on star values. Only the story is the hero in all my films. My films are only running for my name and story values; not for the face value of the heroes…"