“In 2016-17, it’ll be a different cinema”: Sajid Nadiadwala

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Sajid Nadiadwala celebrated his birthday basking in the glory of the success of his recent films thoroughly enjoying the accolades that have come his way. Born on the February 18th he is the one of the biggest producers right now, and more than that a visionary. With all his films like Highway, Heropanti, 2 States in the past year being huge hits, earning 30-35 nominations all four of his films put together,  the man of the moment is not content with the success.

A scrupulously creative man he does not believe in the quarter plans like others. To him that is what filmmaking is. “Sometimes there are five films and and there will be times when there won’t be a single film in a quarter. That’s something which happens in filmmaking,” he said. Following this path the Kick director plans to give directing a break and only concentrate on producing films, “I’ve got the energy to make more films like Highway, more joint collaborations like 2 States… However, direction, definitely not for the next two or three years.”

The terrific producer has his hands full for this year with 6-7 films set to release this year. The first release is Phantom, the Katrina Kaif, Saif Ali Khan-starrer directed by Kabir Khan. Tamasha with Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone and a total action film with Tiger Shroff titled Baaghi. Shot in Hong Kong, it is directed by Saabir Khan and incidentally the team of Heropanti is working on this movie too. To add more spice and a huge dose of laughter there is Housefull 3, a mass entertainer with Abhishek Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, and Riteish Deshmukh. Dhishoom starring Varun Dhawan and John Abraham is also lined up in his sleeves which is a very interesting film. “There’s something more interesting I am working on, I will announce it shortly.” The curiosity ceases to end.

A family man who finds his strength from the family, he is also a proud father, as his son Subhaan who always has wanted to be an actor trains himself with vigor and focus. To help him out is his mother, “When he’s training, Warda’s there standing behind him with a bottle, saying, ‘beta juice lo’,” shares Sajid with a smile.

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