is 'Naach' all about?
It is about everybody's aspirations. This film involves a
lady choreographer and a struggling male actor. The struggling
male actor is a practical guy who can do anything to get his
work done. The female choreographer is a principled lady who
sticks to her conviction.
songs of Naach, which you projected on big screen just now,
ooze eroticism. Why is it so?
Because I like eroticism! Every man/woman wants to act as
per their basic instincts which fall under various categories
called power, fear or sex. I follow my basic instincts!
do your portray extremities in every film you make?
I don't portray extremities, they fall under routine/run-of-the-mill
stuff. I want my films to be different.
film also dealt with Bollywood. How different is Naach from
If Rangeela portrayed lighter vein entertainment, Naach is
an intense film.
do you expose your heroines?
Because I am a man (magadini). I like them that way.
was your last universal film, which was liked by all sections
of audiences. After that you started making films that cater
to only a particular segment of people. Why is it so?
When I make a film, I do not think about the target audience.
All I care about is if I liked that script or not. If I like
it, I go ahead and make it. Rangeela was also made in such
a method. It was just accidental that it became a universal
we expect a film with a Telugu star in your direction?
Is Sarkar a remake of God Father?
Sarkar is not exactly a remake of God Father, but it is inspired
by it. If God Father dealt with mafia families, Sarkar deals
with political families.
have invented a style of filmmaking and lot of people are
following it. How do you feel about it?
I have not invented any style of filmmaking. I only copied
from Hollywood flicks and old Hindi films. If any of my protégé
became successful in this profession, it is only because of
their own strength and merit.
Naach fulfill your desire of giving Anthra Mali a hit?
I cast her because she suits the characterizations in my film.
I do not care what people think about it.
don't you make a routine film, for a change?
I lost interest in making simple and routine (especially family
type) movies long back. Simple things and simple issues bore
me. Whatever I make, it should be larger than life.
Tell us about Darna Jaroori Hain?
Darna Jaroori Hain would have seven episodes. Each of these
episodes would be directed by one director.
you put an end to horror films now after will continue making
I am not satisfied yet. I would make 4-5 horrors films in
of the people don't like the movies you produce these days.
How is you production company 'factory' going to sustain it?
I am not worried whether the rickshaw puller in Nellore would
like my films or not. Even if 80% of the people do not like
my film, I would get profits through the money generated by
20% of the people watching it. Let me give you an example.
If a film collects 5 crores, it would be a flop if the budget
is 6 crores and it would be a hit if the budget is 4 crores.
But our scribes and industry has the old habit of counting
the openings and initials and declaring that film as a hit.
Because of the same return on investment policy, my production
house 'Factory' has become the number one production house
we expect any direct Telugu film on your 'Factory' banner?
I lost touch with people in Hyderabad. I do not know any director/hero
here. I don't think I would make a direct Telugu film.
do you stick to only certain set of actors/technicians all
The remunerations in film industry works like stock prices
in stock market. If a hero/director gives a hit his remuneration
goes up. If he gives a flop, it comes down. I always select
the artists as per requirements of my films rather than going
after saleable artists. Even during the preproduction stage
of Shiva, the makers preferred big names like Mohan Babu and
others in addition to Nagarjuna in that film. However, I preferred
fresh or relatively new faces for other roles in Shiva, as
being the director, I know who fits the bill.
the making of Satya, you told that JD Chakri is the best actor
in India. Then you changed your statement that Manoj Bajpai
was the best actor in India. Now, you again claimed that Abhishek
Bachchan is the best actor? Why do you change your statements
I changed my words. At that time I felt JD was the best.
Today I am feeling Abhishek is the best.
was killed recently. Is the film 'Lets Catch Veerappan' is
Yes. We changed the titled from 'Lets Catch Veerappan' to
'Lets Kill Veerappan'. This film is based on a biography on
Veerappan title 'The Untold Story' written by the Mysore-based
journalist Sunaad Raghuram. This book is the most authentic
book on Veerappan. And 'Lets Kill Veerappan' would be like
a documentary by presenting facts/truths as they are.
is the necessity to make a film on Veerappan since he is already
Ramayanam happened centuries ago. But why are we using Ramayanam
themes even today? I apply the same logic to Veerappan as
oft-repeated question! Why you are in Mumbai and working there
and why are you ignoring Telugu film industry?
My kind of sensibilities suit Mumbai very well. Let me elucidate
an incident that happened after Shiva was released. ANR asked
me to give a paper statement/advertising thanking Telugu people
for making Shiva such a big hit. I refused to do so and told
ANR that the people of Andhra should thank me instead, for
entertaining them with Shiva. Do they encourage a bad film
made by me? They liked Shiva, because it was a well-made film.
It is all give and take deal
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