May 11, 2010 12:43:22 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
After turning producer with HUM TUM AUR GHOST, Arshad Warsi is all set to turn director with AKKAD. While the announcement on this regard came a few months back, it would still be quite some time before he actually starts calling the shots. Currently, Arshad is busy in the shoot of GOLMAAL 3 and soon after that; he would get busy with DHAMAAL 2. Meanwhile, he is using time between the shots to prepare himself for the challenge around direction that lies ahead.
Since Arshad has been around for close to a decade and a half now, what made him wait for so long to hold the directorial baton? One would have expected him to jump the bandwagon much sooner.
"I know, in fact I was told long time back by many out there that I should direct the film. Ajay (Devgn) used to ask me that why was I so afraid about taking up this challenge. Raju (Hirani) too used to push me into this direction. I guess it was all a matter of making that final decision and taking the plunge. Finally I have done that with AKKAD", says Arshad.
Arshad knows that he has to be totally prepared, especially with the kind of treatment he has in mind for AKKAD.
"I won't be beginning the shoot of my film before mid of next year. The story and screenplay of AKKAD is very complicated and it is a difficult film to be executed", reasons Arshad, "I want to be 200% sure before I come on sets for this film. I am sure it would be a tedious effort to make this film. People who will see the film will like it but mujhe pata hai ki mera aur mere crew ka band bajne waala hai. It is going to be hard work. Even if I go wrong at one single point in the making of this film, I would be jacked."