Feeling responsibility with Dhawan brothers in ‘Dishoom’: Sajid Nadiadwala
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala says that he feels more responsibility and pressure having Dhawan brothers – director Rohit and actor Varun – in his film “Dishoom”, with their father, director David Dhawan, also adding to the pressure.
“It’s more like a responsibility, when I started ‘Judwaa’ in 1995, he (Varun) was about eight years old, so to get both these brothers in one film, was a great responsibility for me.
“You all know David, he’ll not spare me if something goes wrong with the publicity, it’s more pressure for me to take care of the kids,” said Sajid, in a press meet on the last day of the shooting with Varun, Rohit, and actors John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez were also present.
Sajid shares a good equation with David, having delivered successful films such as “Judwaa” and “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi” with him. The duo are set to reunite with “Judwaa 2”, which will see Varun replacing superstar Salman Khan.
There are reports that “Dishoom”, an action-comedy set in the UAE, might clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s “Raees”, if the latter gets postponed to avoid a clash with Salman’s “Sultan”.
But Sajid said: “We’re coming on 29th (July)… don’t think there’s a clash. It’s too hypothetical. It isn’t Eid, Diwali, Christmas. I don’t think he’ll (Shah Rukh) come out then. It’s the right date, we released ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ that day (30 July), also we released ‘Kick’ (25 July), it’s a small event for me on that day.”
He also said that the film is not yet ready and the trailer will be attached with his film, “Housefull 3” releasing on June 3.
Rohit is making his second film, after “Desi Boyz”, which had released almost five years back. “I was writing this film, the time was a really lazy stage, it had been a couple of years from ‘Dishoom’, and I just had a couple of ideas, I didn’t even totally love them at that point.
“And I remember when Sajid bhai just called me, and I shared them with him, he packed onto this one. It was just his sheer confidence and the faith he has showed in me that has allowed me to fly, that pushed me to go ahead and write it, to get back to work and the grind… all thanks to him.”