June 25, 2010 12:53:52 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
For film maker Anees Bazmee, next 12 months would see some really hectic shooting schedules. Though he had shot his last three super hit films - SINGH IS KINNG, WELCOME and NO ENTRY - with a considerable gap between each other, Bazmee wouldn't be enjoying the same luxury in near future. The over committed director is in charge of two high profile films - THANK YOU and READY - in different stages of production and has definite deadlines to meet.
'I know', says Bazmee who has already shot a major portion of THANK YOU in Canada. 'This is for the first time when dates for two of my films have come so close. All of this was not programmed though. THANK YOU was supposed to start earlier while READY too was also always on the anvil. However, these films got delayed due to some reasons. It is unfortunate. The producers had invested money and it was imperative that I get started the moment they were ready.'
While Bazmee is keeping a brave front and doing all to get the wheels moving for his multi starrers, it isn't as easy as it sounds. Both THANK YOU and READY have big bucks riding on them. While THANK YOU is a multi starrer with a star cast comprising of Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Irrfan Khan, Suniel Shetty, Celina Jaitly and Rimmi Sen, READY sees the coming together of Salman Khan and Asin after LONDON DREAMS. No wonder, getting to shoot with so many stars and getting a combination of dates could well be logistical nightmare.
'That's okay, we should be able to manage it all well eventually. There are good production setups to take care of such matters. I am now bringing READY on floors. The good thing is that I had completed the script of THANK YOU way in advance so it wasn't a pain to shoot the film. In the meanwhile, I also concentrated on scripting READY. After that the two films would be shot alternatively in similar manner for further schedules', explains Anees.