Chetan Bhagat: Sajid wants to take KICK to the next level
November 24, 2012 02:06:04 PM IST By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
10 days back we were the first to report that Chetan Bhagat has already completed first draft of writing Salman Khan's KICK. While he has moved on to the next stage now and is further refining the screenplay before the film goes on floors, he is also happy about the fact that he is getting a complete creative freedom to work on the film and his producer Sajid Nadiadwala is turning out to be much more than just an arm chair producer and a Mr. Money Bags.
''I would say he is far away from it,'' says Chetan, ''In fact I remember asking him that since he had the rights of the Telugu KICK and had a ready DVD with me, why did he actually want someone to adapt it for the Hindi version. However he is so passionate and enthusiastic about the film that he wants the concept of KICK to be taken to the next level altogether. When someone shows such interest level in telling a new story, as a writer even you want to cover the maximum distance and do the best for him.''
This very process of going the whole hog and bringing himself out of his comfort zone is giving Chetan a KICK like never before.
''Well, you can say that'', smiles Chetan, ''There are things that you do in life for the kick of it. It is not about money, it is about something else. Salman is at that stage of his career where it is not about money and fame; it is about getting a KICK. Same thing is for Sajid as well; he has been around for so long and now he is turning a director for a KICK. Ditto for me; it is a kick of a different kind to write a film after working on so many novels. KICK is what we stand for. Pun intended!''