Sajid Nadiadwala Quotes.
I love shooting in London.
A year back when I finished ‘Kick,’ people asked me about my next. I told them that the thing which fascinates me is getting the three Khans on board. Salman is a good friend and I have good equation with Shah Rukh and Aamir. If I get a go ahead, I would definitely love to do it.
I didn’t mind spending 40 lakh on the promo of ‘Jaane E Mann,’ because big things need big money. A quality product has to be marketed well.
My baby is obviously more important than anything else.
I am looking neither backward nor ahead. I am not thinking of what Salman has done earlier and what is the competition for my film. I am only focusing on getting it right in ‘Kick.’
‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ is a film with a very different approach and we are sure the audience will love to see Salman in the avatar we have planned.
If I had a formula, I would have launched newcomers every year or maybe, every quarter.
When we produced ‘Highway,’ Imtiaz Ali and I planned it as a quick small experimental film, while we waited for Ranbir Kapoor’s dates later during the year.
I never thought I would direct a film.
‘Chhichhore’ is one of my most finest products till date. In films like this, you expect less but you get more. It is an underdog film. I am sure people will like it.
When you are working on the launch of an actor, you have to treat him or her like your own child.
It was embarrassing to direct my friend Salman and tell it’s not working at times.
Filmmaking is a passion for me. Plus, that is what I do to make a living.
Since the time I was a kid, I used to love big films.
When you have good relations, your commitment to your commerce is right, your payments are right and then when you’re delivering good hits, a combination of all this results in people wanting to work with you.
I was confident about the potential of ‘Baaghi 2’ when I greenlit it, but the final product has blown me away.
Directing a film is a lot of physical work.
I only make those films that I would love to watch.
Twofour54 is fantastic, it’s a great organization, and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission, too – they are great ambassadors for Abu Dhabi.
You have to follow your gut and believe in your film. Nothing else matters.
We made ‘Housefull 4’ because 1, 2 and 3 were loved by the audience.
Festive seasons are good for releases, but we have to leave some festival dates for other producers to release their films as well. We cannot take away all the holiday releases.
The Salman I know is definitely not impulsive, or he wouldn’t have completed any film in the stipulated period of time.
My pride is the length of time I have worked in the industry without any major controversy.
Hits and flops happen in everyone’s careers. Be it an actor or a filmmaker, you can’t let that affect your conviction.
The best deal about being a producer is that unlike a director who has to go on the sets even if he doesn’t get along with the actor, the producer has the liberty to remain behind the scenes.
‘Housefull’ is just a 40-45 crores film. It was never an expensive film to begin with.
The youth doesn’t know what they want while the older generation remains stuck in the past. But the basic concept of entertainment remains the same – demand and supply – and that won’t change.
Every product demands a certain budget and with the kind of setup that we have brought together for ‘Housefull 2,’ there has to be certain expenditure involved.
I wanted that song ‘Saat samundar’ in ‘Kick.’ There are many memories attached to it. The song makes ‘Kick’ all the more special.
I think earlier I struggled in a rickshaw and now I am struggling in a Bentley.
We were shooting at the Kodak Theatre and to see my production company’s clap board in front of Sylvester Stallone was overwhelming, I had to pinch myself. It was a magical moment. It was a different high.
Whenever I have launched a new talent, I have taken complete responsibility, like I am launching my own kid.
My only problem is that I’m too sensitive about my movies. I feel each of them has to work and consider every film as my last one.
They have accepted me as a big debut Bollywood director. So, I should write something brilliant.
All my films have been larger-than-life. And since I’ve sat on almost all the scripts of the films I’ve produced, I do not compromise on aesthetics and visuals that could add to a scene.
At the end of the day everyone has his own style of making a film and add the kind of ingredients which he feels would be good enough to entice audiences.
I have been making films for 25 years now and I am not mad to invest in something from where recovery becomes an issue.
I love writing and making films. What started as a hobby ultimately turned into my profession.
It is easy to cross 100 Crores these days but it takes a lot of efforts to creep towards the next number that is 200.
‘Housefull’ means a house full of masti, mazaa, vibrancy and energy, something that London stands for as well. Audiences have traditionally loved what the city and its people have to offer on screen in the film and we are taking that forward with ‘Housefull 4’ too.
I produced ‘Highway’ and ‘Chhichhore’ for creative satisfaction.
I’d decided that the day I paid off all my debts, I would get married. Exactly two months later, I got hitched.
Film-making, in itself, is such a risky, costly-yet-uncertain business that despite being wealthy, 90 percent of people don’t become producers.
As a director, I was apprehensive about the outcome of ‘Kick.’ As it scored well, it is my duty to get above that expectation.
I’ve been in this business long enough to recognize genuine talent.