I have found a dear friend in Shah Rukh Khan: Rohit Shetty
Director Rohit Shetty is known for his power packed action films. But he says, “It is not necessary to label cars blowing up as stunts only. A common man often ignores or underestimates the will power he possesses. I think getting in and out of a 9 am local train in Mumbai is a stunt in itself too.’ Here’s chatting up with him.
Debut as host
I have done television before but this time its different as I will be hosting for the first time. Initially, I was apprehensive about doing it since actors like Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra had hosted the earlier seasons while I am just a director, I didn’t want to look like a misfit. But the different and entertaining format made me feel that I could do justice to it.
No place for negativity
I am being asked about the TRP factor of the show. But I am not thinking about it at the moment. Whether I make a film or a television show, I never think negative. My energy is always focused on doing good things and giving it my best.
I really don’t know what failure is as I leave it to God and the audience to decide the fate of my ongoing project. I always tell my team to do good work and not think about the results as we cannot control it. But one’s honesty should be intact at all times.
Trying a different genre
I don’t mind making films without action. But the problem is people will not come to the theatres to see such a film. They will even question as to why I did it. In short, by doing such films, I am trying to fulfill my audiences dream.
Safety at home
The problem with my seven-year-old son is that action is in his DNA (laughs). He does somersaults and I can’t do anything about it. I don’t want to stop him by instilling fear in him but I try to tell him that this is not his age to do it and he needs to get proper training for it.
My fears are on the emotional level. I fear losing a loved one. I get worried if my son comes late from school. Apart from that, there may be other fears which I haven’t discovered yet but I will in course of time.
Success with SRK
People feel that success has changed my equations with stars. But that’s not true at all. I feel that I have remained the same. After Chennai Express’ success, what has changed is that I have found a dear friend in Shah Rukh Khan.
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