Director Amit Sharma found fame with his second feature film Badhaai Ho in 2018. But, he actually made his directorial debut with Tevar in 2015. The forgotten film was special on only one count. It brought together producer Boney Kapoor and his son Arjun Kapoor for the first time.
It also introduced Amit Sharma to Hindi cinema, and Amit hasn’t forgotten to be grateful. Says the young director, “Whether Tevar worked at the box office or not, it remains a very special film for me. Not only because it was my first film but also because Boney Sir made sure I got everything I needed to make that film. There was no cutting of corners, no budgetary constraints. I made Tevar exactly the way I wanted to, with no interference whatsoever from Boney Sir.”
Amit says he is looking forward to working with Boney again. “Maidaan fulfils three of my wishes. I wanted to make a biopic. I wanted to make a sports film. And I wanted to work with Boney Sir again. I am doing all three in Maidaan.”
Says Boney, “I saw the potential in Amit when I gave him a big film like Tevar. Now, we’re coming together again after his Badhaai Ho. But we’d have together worked on Maidaan even if Badhaai Ho had not happened.”
As producer Boney has given a break to innumerable directors in Hindi cinema among them Satish Kaushik (Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja) , Agathiyan (Sirf Tum), Krishna Vamsi (Shakti The Power),S J Surya (Khushi), Jeeva (Run), Samir Karnik (Kyun…Ho Gaya Na), Ravi Udyawar (Mom) and Amit Sharma (Tevar).