February 16, 2011 11:34:50 AM IST Rachana, Glamsham Editorial
Radio jockey, anchor/ presenter, host, theatre artist, actor Roshan Abbas, is all set with his directorial debut, ALWAYS KABHI KABHI, made under Shahrukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment. However, it's hard to believe that Shahrukh has not yet seen the film.
Roshan says, 'He has seen only bits and parts of the scenes as the compilation and process of film is too big. The good part of it is he has never been judgmental on it. We are making a fresh attempt on behalf of Red Chillies to come out with a different film. He gave me suggestions but he never ever meddled while working. All he said was you like it use it.'
Roshan, who has known Shahrukh for over years now, says SRK has a good grip over audience pulse. He is elated to have worked with a producer like Shahrukh Khan.
'He has done 71 films so his experience his huge. And Shahrukh's understanding of the audience is uncanny. He knows the audience well. He would hear a phrase and say it will work or not. He's never been authoritative. I wish I have all the producers like him. He not only gave me all the freedom to do what I wanted but also gave the freedom to make mistakes (laughs),' says the debutant director with full gusto.
He further praises Shahrukh style of working. 'I learnt a lot from him. He has been absolutely wonderful. His suggestions were there when we were at scripting stage but then he left us to what we wanted. Shahrukh always gave us a freehand which I really appreciate,' signs off Roshan in a cheerful tone.