He turned producer with DABANGG which was a huge success. Then he also donned the hat of a director with his second directorial outing, DABANGG 2, and the Salman Khan sequel was a super success as well. While one would have expected Arbaaz Khan to indulge in a business of yet another mega-crore outing, the filmmaker has decided to change tracks and instead back Sonam Kapoor starrer DOLLY KI DOLI. As the film gears up to go on floors this Monday, we bring to you excerpts from an exclusive conversation with Arbaaz who is going all out with his light hearted drama.
|ARBAAZ KHAN AND SONAM KAPOOR|
How do plans look for DOLLY KI DOLI?
We begin shooting this Monday. It would be spread over 60 days and we would be shooting in various cities and towns in North India. If things go as per plan, we may arrive later this year.
I believe she is someone who is very talented and just needs someone who can extract the right performance out of her. We saw that with RAANJHANAA last year. The film is very exciting for her as an individual too because despite a small town setting, there is a bit of fashionista in her characterization. She is playing a free spirited girl who has multiple personas in the film. As of now, this is the maximum that I can reveal about her.
From DABANGG to DABANGG 2 and now DOLLY KI DOLI, how has the journey been?
I am a producer who gets involved in every stage of the film, right from casting, music, budget, director, technical support and other creative aspects. This is the way Karan Johar and Vidhu Vinod Chopra operate too. I would like to continue in the same mould and after ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ I would know how it works out for the film.