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Arshad Warsi: Anil Kapoor came on the sets only a couple of times

July 9, 2009 11:33:22 AM IST
Sampurn, Bollywood Trade News Network
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While Akshaye Khanna has earlier worked for an Anil Kapoor production GANDHI: MY FATHER; Arshad Warsi got together with the veteran actor; producer for the first time in SHORTKUT-THE CON IS ON. This is why; it doesn't come as a surprise when Arshad admits that Anil Kapoor was simply fantastic in managing affairs for the film.

"SHORTKUT was a great production to be a part of. Anil has such a fantastic team working for him in his production house, what fascinates me is the fact that he is so committed to filmmaking. He didn't leave any stones unturned to ensure that requirements of every person involved with the project were taken care of", appreciates Arshad.

Since Anil Kapoor has been actor for three decades now, it must have been difficult for him to just stay on as a producer without suggesting creative inputs, isn't it?

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"I am sure that he must have been creatively involved, considering the fact that he is so experienced. He was the senior-most of the lot in SHORTKUT. However, he never interfered during the shooting. He may have been on the sets hardly a couple of times, but that's about it", informs Arshad.

Maybe, conversations did happen, behind closed doors while director Neeraj Vora took charge on the sets.

"It could be possible but not in my presence. I have not witnessed him instructing Neeraj or anyone else for that matter. He was pretty enterprising as a producer and, allowed everyone to do their job peacefully," Arshad defends.

Giving a special mention to Anees Bazmee; Arshad says, "The way he narrated the script was amazing. He was effective in building the entire scene right in front of you. He is simply superb. Once he narrated the script, I was convinced that I was on."


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