Sajid Khan’s directorial debut, Heyy Babyy, was a huge success all over the world and so of course the question on everyone’s lips is what will he do next. For a while, rumors were swirling that it would be Heyy Babyy 2, but that proved untrue. Then we heard that next he was going to the opposite end of the film genre and going to do an action/thriller film. Well now we can report that his next film will be… okay we don’t have a title yet, but we do know it is going to be a family centered story again.
Sajid confirms this by saying, “Deep inside my heart, it was always a thriller that I wanted to make next. But around a week back, Milap came to me with a script idea which I couldn’t resist translating on screen. It has a kind of subject to which you cannot say no. Hence, I have kept my action thriller on the back burner for the moment and rather concentrating on developing this script which is going to be light hearted yet again.”
The two, Sajid and Milap Zaveri are already hard at work on the script and Sajid Nadiadwala is set as the producer for the new film. Working with another writer on a script is something that Sajid believes benefits the process of developing a good script. “I have always believed that writing is a team work. Also, you cannot be a sole writer of a film as well as its director. Collaboration is a key word when it comes to getting the ideas flowing.”
Adding, “I am not comparing myself to these great directors but even Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese or Alfred Hitchcock have directed films on the stories written by a different writer. Directing is a focused activity and I better be very good in that. Also, I have to leave the baggage of being a director who has delivered a superhit with his very first film.”
Following up after the success of Heyy Babyy may be difficult but he says, “No point basking in your glory. Also, I shouldn’t be acting smart or believing in myself to be a different person after a success. If that was the case, I wouldn’t have gone back to television and host shows. I am happy to be grounded and be the same old Sajid.”
He just wants to make enjoyable films whether it be comedy, thriller or family oriented stories and so he will not say yes or no to a certain genre because he has already done it. “People want to watch a good film and this is what I promise to them. I am not even claiming that I am embarking on making a great film. I would be the most foolhardy person if I say so.”
We certainly cannot wait to see what this talented director has in store for us. We will keep our eyes open for all the latest news, so watch this space for more scoop on this film!