David director Bejoy Nambiar has a lot of irons in the fire. He is producing a modestly budgeted 3D horror film and he is gearing up to direct a biggie produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Bejoy says, “I am starting the film in September so my focus is on this film produced by Vinod Chopra.” Refuting buzz that Kareena Kapoor has been added to the film, Bejoy clarifies, “Kareena is not part of that film, Mr Bachchan and Farhan are.”
Though Bejoy springs another surprise when he says “I am scared of horror; I don’t think I can ever direct a horror film” he seems to have no fear of taking on several projects on his plate. He is currently promoting his production, Pizza, and says, “Director Akshay Akkineni is so confident about his craft that it gave me confidence as a producer. I am not someone who sets up a project and walks away; I am part of the entire creative process but after that it’s my director’s job. Pizza is not really a horror film; it’s a horror suspense thriller. Audience are ready to watch this stuff and that’s the reason we are making this film.”
He shrugs when reminded that his last production Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayee (co-produced with Ekta Kapoor) did not work at the box office. “I am very upset about it, I was hoping that it reaches a much wider audience; it was a special film. There are multiple reasons why it didn’t work but the biggest reason was that it was not promoted well. Many people didn’t even know that such film was releasing. You rely on the people you are partnering with. I have a say till a certain point but after that it depends upon the owners of the studio… I would love to go all out and promote my film which I am doing right now for Pizza.”
Bejoy’s willing to do much more now. He says, “If I get a good subject I would love to jump in as a producer and director. I want to explore a different genre.”