March 7, 2011 02:56:07 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Anees Bazmee has vowed that he would never make two films together again. Back in India after shooting a major schedule of Salman Khan starrer READY in Bangkok, the film maker is fighting with time. Not just is he required to ready his READY by June this year, he also has to supervise and then participate in the promotion of his Akshay Kumar starrer THANK YOU which is all set to early April release.
Says a close associate of Bazmee, "He is going through some hectic times as both THANK YOU as well as READY are huge films. They also come with massive expectations as they boast of huge cast and budget. Naturally Anees has to work round the clock to meet the demand of the situation."
This is not all as THANK YOU and READY are also the biggest releases till mid of this year as the dozen odd other films in the pipeline are all small/medium budget affairs. With crores invested on these quintessential family entertainers and expected money spinners, both Akshay and Salman want Bazmee to give his best.
Resultantly Bazmee too acknowledges the fact that he needs to space his films better. "I have generally made only one film at a time and this is the first time when I had to work on two films together. THANK YOU was 80% finished when I started work on READY. It is incidental that both films are now releasing so close to each other."
Making light of the current situation that he in today and denying that he has been put under any undue pressure by his actors, Bazmee says that all of it is a part and parcel of the job. He does remark on a parting note though, "I salute those directors who can make 3 or 4 films at a time. I can't claim to that."