May 9, 2011 11:57:12 AM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Currently occupied with giving a final shape to RASCALS, David Dhawan is still enthusiastic about making waves and is perhaps the only director from his generation who is still occupied making commercial entertainers on regular intervals. There was a time though during the early part of his career when he was making at least one film every year. However since SHAADI NO. 1 (2005), he has been making only one film every two years with PARTNER (2007), DO KNOT DISTURB (2009) and now RASCALS. Why is that so?
"Arrey yaar umar ke saath saath speed bhi kam ho jati hai," David gives a hearty laugh here, "I am enjoying the phase where I can have quality time for my personal life as well. My children have grown and there are so many things to be taken care of. There is no rush and I want to enjoy the making of every film of mine."
While he agrees that he has slowed down in picking up work, he denies being slow in the actual process of making a film.
"My speed of shooting a film is still the same. I can still finish the film in 55 days flat, as has always been the case with me. RASCALS too has been shot in similar number of days," he says, "It's just that earlier I used to be occupied 365 days a year by making 2-3 films in a go; now I do only one film and relax for the remainder of the year."
Well, as long as we can get those laugh riots all over again, what with RASCALS (Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Kangna) sounding promising, we won't mind the gap between your two films at all.