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  Entertainment   Bollywood  02 May 2018  Yes I did meet Ranbir Kapoor, says Luv Ranjan

Yes I did meet Ranbir Kapoor, says Luv Ranjan

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : May 2, 2018, 12:28 am IST
Updated : May 2, 2018, 12:28 am IST

As for his next directorial venture, Luv admits he has several ideas and he is meeting stars.

Luv Ranjan
 Luv Ranjan

After the unexpectedly gigantic success of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (SKTKS) Luv Ranjan has become one of the most sought-after directors in Bollywood. Producers are approaching Ranjan with an obscene amount in remuneration. But, the director is not in the mood to cash in on his incredible success, yet.

Ranjan says, “I won’t direct a film for the next one-and-a-half years. Before I move on to my next project as a director, I need to establish myself as a reliable producer, so that I can produce films for the talented people who have worked with me .Right now, I am producing a film for my editor Akiv Ali featuring Ajay Devgn. While giving Akiv full freedom to direct the film the way he wants, I am also a hands-on producer. I am there for him every step of the way.”

 

Luv says he has a very clear reason for turning producer. “There are certain stories that I want to tell. But, I feel I may not be the best person to direct those stories. For example, I am not completely comfortable doing extensive outdoor shootings. I am far more comfortable in the controlled confines of a studio. So, if I have a story that requires the characters to go outdoors a lot, I may choose to get one of my associates to direct the film.”

As for his next directorial venture, Luv admits he has several ideas and he is meeting stars.

“Yes, I did meet Ranbir Kapoor, and we discussed some ideas. But, that’s about it. There’s no concrete plan yet to work with Ranbir or anyone else. Like I said, I won’t be directing for the next 19 months at least. I’ve no insecurities about losing the audiences’ interest and attention.  Even before Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety there were periods when I was not directing a film but scripting instead. I am not afraid of losing out on success.”

 

At the moment, Luv is consumed by the film he is producing for Akiv. “I was in London for several weeks scouting locations with Akiv. Then I had a bit of a health issue. Now, I am back on my feet,” he says.

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