Viveck Vaswani is unperturbed that Shahrukh Khan's shoulder surgery would result in change of release plans for his much awaited Dulha Mil Gaya. While he is (obviously) concerned about the well being of his star-of-the-show, he is making a brisk progress on the post production of the film which has already seen 95% of the principal shoot being through.
"As I talk to you, there are four different departments busy on the post production of the film", says Viveck who isn't worrying much about waiting for a few additional weeks before Shahrukh Khan reports for the film's shoot, "Everything except for a 'qawalli' remains to be shot and I can wait for it till Shahrukh completely gets well."
Apparently, an ever-so-energetic Shahrukh hinted upon resuming the shoot soon after the injury that worsened on the sets of Dulha Mil Gaya but Viveck didn't want any further harm to his body.
"He would be able to resume work 6-8 weeks from now so it's not too far away. Moreover, there is definite work happening on Dulha Mil Gaya. Fardeen wants to finish the dubbing before he leaves for the shoot of another film of his in the month of March. So coming Monday, he starts his dubbing. Once he is done, Sushmita Sen too will begin dubbing", he said.
"So as I said, good work is anyways happening on the post production of Dulha Mil Gaya. I am not worried and so should be the case with all my well wishers as well. As for rumour mongers who continue to be more worried than me about the film, then well, they have a job to do so let them enjoy speculating around the status of the film", says Vivek in a mock tone.
Nevertheless, the immediate question that does come to mind is - 'What are the eventual plans for the release of the film'? "Let me be honest, there will be a delay albeit a small one", Viveck agrees, "We were earlier looking at Summer 2009 release but now it will be a little later than that. Frankly, Shahrukh's dates will be the trigger point for the release plans of the film. Once he joins the shoot, it will be a matter of perhaps a couple of days before the 'qawalli' is shot. It's only after that do we begin marketing of the film and start work on pitching it amongst the audience. I don't intend to rush on anything before that."
Also starring Fardeen Khan, Mohit Chadda, Tara Sharma, Johny Lever, Parikshat Sahni, Bina Kak, Howard Rosemeyer, Suchitra Pillai, Viveck Vaswani himself and debutant Isshita Sharma, Dulha Mil Gaya is written and directed by Mudassar Aziz. Lalit Pandit is the composer while choreography is by Ahmed Khan and Howard Rosemeyer.