After producing films like ‘Table 21’ and ‘3G’, Viki Rajani forays into what you may call a bug-bufget entertainer with ‘R.. Rajkumar’, starring Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Sonu Sood in the lead. While the entire team acted like one unit or family, the filmmaker and his lead actor have forged a happy relationship and they are even talking about another outing.
Praising his hero, the producer says, “Shahid is extremely cooperative. He has spared no effort and met Prabhu Dheva sir’s expectations.” Recalling an instance when the actor’s sincerity and dedication impressed him, Rajani reveals, “Shahid had got hurt while we were shooting the climax. He had torn a ligament in his leg and was in pain. Yet he continued to shoot the major action sequence for eight days, while regularly working out with his physiotherapist.”
As for his heroine and director, the producer says, “Besides being a thorough professional, Sonakshi is a cool and fun person. Prabhu sir is a simple person for whom work is worship. That’s what shows in the films he makes.”
He further adds, “Prabhu sir, Shahid, Sonakshi, I and all our heads of various departments worked in sync. On an average, about 300 people were working every day. It’s not like other films where one person doesn’t get along with someone else.”
Rajani, who has discussed with his actor about working together again in the near future, says, “Shahid may not really react sometimes, but he knows and understands everything. He has faith in me to deliver as a producer. And as an actor, he delivered to our expectations.”
Asked about the kind of film he will make with Shahid next, the filmmaker replies, “It depends on the concept. When I do Table 21 or a 3G, I design the project in that budget and space. When I see a script like R… Rajkumar and an actor like Shahid, it’s a mainstream commercial movie.”