Why Sajid Khan Will Never Divorce Comedies

Director Sajid Khan declares that henceforth he is going to make only comedies. The filmmaker, who is currently readying his next film, Humshakals, says he is not going to shift gears. Sajid reasons, “Why should I try any other genre? I think certain brands work because people are accustomed to seeing certain filmmaker in that light.”

This realization came to Sajid when his adaptation of the 1980s hit, Himmatwala, sank like the Titanic, it didn’t take much time for Sajid to realise that his comic image had been a stumbling block for the film. The filmmaker explains: “I had not made a bad film, I have made a wrong film. I became the biggest enemy of the film because my name is synonymous with comedy. While Heyy Baby was a drama laced with comedy, I have made two comedies in my life — Housefull and Housefull 2. Now the third one is Humshakals.”

Sajid Khan wrote the first draft of Humshakals on the Monday that came on the heels of the Friday on which Himmatwala was unanimously declared a resounding flop. He says, “It’s not an easy job to direct and write a comedy, especially one where there are triple roles. It took my partners and me 60 days to fine-tune this script. With every passing day, I tried to make it more hilarious and little complicated. I gave similar names to each character and his two counterparts but I want even a five-year-old to understand the goings-on on screen. I am sure the audience will enjoy this.”

Having come to the conclusion that making people laugh is his forte, Sajid raises a pertinent poser when he asks, “Why should I attempt something else when I feel I have such a good time laughing and enjoying making comedies? The unit laughs, the actors are pleasant, and we have so much fun while shooting, while dubbing and seeing the trials.”

As proof that his funny bones are intact, he banters, “You want to know why I have lost weight? During the making of every film I put on weight, this is the only film in which I have lost weight! So that speaks for how hard I have worked on it. It’s no easy task to lose weight when you are 42 years old.”

-By  Anita Britto, Bollywood News Service

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