Superstars’ film carry pressure: Nikhil Advani
“Salman is after Baahubali' (SS Rajamouli’s latest release has reportedly garnered over Rs 200 crore in one week) which has done so well, he now wants Rs 500 crore film. I don't want that much pressure.
“I started my production company with D Day and I co-produced Hero, Katti Batti and Airlift which has got Akshay Kumar. I want to make nice simple films,” Nikhil told in an interview here. On being quizzed if it is Salman’s tantrums that makes him sceptical on directing him, the director said it’s not the reason but admitted that starry tantrums are part of the game.
“I have done a film with Salman. I have worked with Shah Rukh, Rishi Kapoor, Hrithik, Akshay Kumar. If there are no tantrums then you are not going to see their films. They are stars because they have tantrums and it is part of the game,” he said. The Kal Ho Na Ho director said Salman liked D Day and wanted him to direct Hero, which is remake of 1983 hit with same name, directed by Subhash Ghai and starred Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri.
“He has liked my work in D Day and I am happy that Salman is producing Hero. Actually he chooses his director.. we don’t chose him,” Nikhil said. The remake marks launch of two star kids — Sooraj, son of Aditya Pancholi and Athiya, daughter of Suniel Shetty.