Shahrukh Khan has known Roshan Abbas since his days of theatre in Delhi more than a couple of decades back. However it wasn't just the early days of togetherness that resulted in the superstar giving Roshan a break in films with ALWAYS KABHI KABHI. As per Roshan, it was the strength of the film's script that encouraged Shahrukh to back it up rather than their long living acquaintance.
'For someone like him who is inherently creative, I am sure he does appreciate creativity himself,' says Roshan, 'When it came to me, he was not backing someone who was coming out of nowhere and just had a skeleton of an idea. In case of ALWAYS KABHI KABHI, all homework was pretty much completed and what was presented to Shahrukh was much more than just an idea. I knew what I was talking about when I detailed the film to him and I have all the right reasons to believe that he too could pretty much sense of what I was capable of delivering.'
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There is no sense of anxiety in the voice of Roshan Abbas, the first time director who makes his debut with teen flick ALWAYS KABHI KABHI. Reason being that with Shahrukh Khan at the helm of affairs, he knows that everything would be taken well care of. Though it can well be expected that Roshan would get on an admiration trip here for his producer, he says with a tone of genuine gratitude, 'Shahrukh gave me funds, the right actors, set up and full production support even though he has been busy with his own RA. ONE. Today he is giving me all the marketing and promotional support that the film requires. He has been pretty much hands-on. What more could I ask for?'
With Giselle Monteiro, Zoa Morani, Ali Fazal and Satyajeet Dubey in the lead, ALWAYS KABHI KABHI has music by Pritam and releases all over on 17th June.