Dilwale can’t be called a failure business wise, since it fetched Rs 300 crore, says Rohit Shetty.
Rohit Shetty is his father’s son. He has seen it all, the ups, the downs and the stagnancy and he has taken it all in his stride. “My journey may have been difficult, but I believe in hard work. Films are what we sell to the audience, and they love the entertainment. At times, when they are not happy with the product they have the right to complain.”
Talking about returning to Khatron Ke Khiladi after two years, he explains, “This year, the channel expressed their wish to have me over and here I am. We just returned from Spain yesterday, and since then I have been working on my film, Golmaal Again.”He adds, “The girls have outshone the boys and have proved to be worthy competitors. Sometimes I would perform stunts to motivate the contestants, and at other times I only gave them tips to better their performance.” Talking about his upcoming Bollywood project, he says, “I will be directing Ranveer Singh for a commercial and a mass action film. Ranveer is a super star and gives his all to a project.”
Although his previous project Dilwale made Rs 300 crores at the box office, it wasn’t a hit so to say. Did the film has affected his equation with Shah Rukh Khan? “Dilwale can’t be called a failure business wise, since it fetched `300 crore. All it takes is one publication to write something negative, and everyone else picks up on it,” he says.
Talking about working with newcomers, Rohit says, “Now that we have our home production, I can take the risk of giving opportunities to new talent. Filmmaking is my passion, but not at the cost of someone else’s finances. The movies I direct have to make the producers, corporates and the audiences happy. And if fresh faces can do the job, then why not work with them, too?”