Vijay Krishna Acharya: Tashan was much ahead of its time

Riding on the massive success of Dhoom 3, the film’s director Vijay Krishna Acharya now wants to revive his maiden venture Tashan, which was a disaster in 2008.

A source tells us “Adi Chopra always believed in Vijay’s talent. Though Tashan bombed, its music and impressive cast — Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Anil Kapoor — and its sizzling songs were huge retro-hits. So yes, Adi and Victor [Vijay] have spoken about re-releasing Tashan. The time is right for it now and not six years ago when it was released.”

Meanwhile, Vijay says “Adi and I have spoken about it. Let’s see. I am as proud of Tashan as I am of Dhoom:3. You win some, you lose some.”

When asked what he feels about the fact that Dhoom 3 became the highest grossing film ever, he says “I don’t understand these figures. I humbly submit that I don’t follow box-office figures. Having said that, I am numbed by the collections. I hope the dream run continues. I actually made him (Aditya Chopra) watch it like it was a gift.”

“My wife and my daughters are insisting on a holiday. I am not complaining… It’s been an exhilarating but exhausting experience. Dhoom has been important part of my life. I wrote the first two films. And I’ve just directed the third. I love the caper genre. But now I’ve a lot of other stories to tell. I have many genres in my head and I want to do them all. For me it either has to be something spectacular and flamboyant or something that’s entirely the opposite, intimate and small. It can never be the middlepath for me,” adds the director.

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