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Shyam Bajaj, Nikhil Panchamiya sign Robby Grewal
September 13, 2007 3:31:56 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
After writing and directing Sushmita Sen starrer offbeat thriller SAMAY-When Time Strikes, (2003), followed by teen romance MERA PEHLA PEHLA PYAAR (MP3) (2007), Robby Grewal is looking up in his career. After playing a patient wait and watch game in the last few months, he has bagged two major films.
Confirms Robby, 'I have signed a film each for producers Shyam Bajaj and Nikhil Panchamiya. Things are shaping up well and I am happy to be making films for these people who have been in the business for years. I understand that an experience in film making comes quite handy.'
Shyam Bajaj along with brother Narendra Bajaj has made close to a dozen films in last couple of decades. Some of their notable films have been Salman Khan starrers LOVE, BANDHAN and KAHIN PYAAR NAA HO JAAYE along with Emraan Hashmi thrillers like AKSAR and THE TRAIN.
On the other hand Nikhil has been involved in production of biggies like CHAL MERE BHAI, LOVE KE LIYE KUCH BHI KAREGA, RUDRAKSH, DIL MAANGE MORE and ANTHONY KAUN HAI.
'The film with Shyam Bajaj is designed as a multistarrer with two-three heroes. It is an action drama and we would be announcing the star cast soon', informs Robby whose last release MERA PEHLA PEHLA PYAAR (MP3) launched newcomers Ruslaan and Hazel.
'Ground work on Nikhil Panchamiya's film is still on. What I can assure though is that it would have a kind of screenplay never seen before. You would never be able to guess the kind of twists the film would take. The film is about perspectives. For you it could be a glass half empty; for me it could be a glass half full. It is truly different, howsoever cliched it may sound', he says mischievously.
He did try breaking new grounds with his debut film SAMAY - When Time Strikes and re-introduced school romance in MERA PEHLA PEHLA PYAAR (MP3). However, none of the two films worked at the box office inspite of critical acclaim for SAMAY. With his upcoming films, is he keeping the commerce factor in mind?
He laughs, 'Of course I have to. I look back at my first two films as a learning experience and don't regret making them at all. Nevertheless, my upcoming films would be truly commercial as I am targeting a much wider segment of audience to watch my films.'
'There is a leading corporate production house with which I am on the verge of signing a film. It's a matter of time before the formalities are closed and a formal announcement is made', he signs off.