August 26, 2011 12:30:57 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Unlike Abhinav Kashyap (DABANGG), Anees Bazmee (READY) and Anil Sharma (VEER) with whom Salman Khan is said to have shared a few uncomfortable moments due to creative differences, it pretty much seems like a call of 'all is well' in case of director Siddique when it comes to BODYGUARD. The man, who has earlier made BODYGUARD in Malayalam and Tamil as well, apparently had no reasons whatsoever to complain and was always on the same page as Salman when it came to narration and setting of any particular scene.
SALMAN KHAN and SIDDIQUE
"Of course we all had discussions but they were all normal that never reached a point of any threat. It's all about how do you end up setting a communication channel with your cast and crew. In case of BODYGUARD there was no place for any ego whatsoever and rest assured, you won't find my director saying anything against the film or express unhappiness about having worked with us," laughs Atul Agnihotri, film's producer and Salman's brother-in-law.
With a stance of HUM SAATH SAATH HAI being maintained, Siddique too doesn't have any issues with Salman leading from the forefront and driving the entire promotional campaign on his shoulders.
"We all have been a happy team working here," smiles Siddique, "See, Salman is someone who understands his fan base more than we do. He knows what is it that people expect from him. Instead of challenging why did someone say this or that, it is better to focus on making a film which works well with the audience. Salman has listened to everyone and has been open to suggestions."
Guess with Salman going through a golden phase with three huge successes behind him, all indeed seems to be well for the makers who are now just hoping for their BODYGUARD to make it four-in-a-row.
Also starring Mahesh Manjrekar, Raj Babbar and Hazel Keech in important roles with Katrina Kaif in a specially designed item number, BODYGUARD releases all over this Eid on 31st August.