Jimmy Sheirgill is gearing up to see the outcome of A Flat where he had first time director Hemant Madhukar calling the shots.
“It is a known fact that horror genre has limited audience”, agrees Jimmy, “This is the reason why when Hemant came to me with A Flat, I wanted to totally understand what new he was bringing on table that would make it stand out from other films belonging to the horror genre. I was happy that he had convincing answers to my question and also was quite excited about bringing in supernatural angle to the entire tale.”
A Flat is about a man (Jimmy) who gets trapped in an upmarket flat. Though he refuses to believe a supernatural force at play behind the locked doors, soon realisation sets in and he begins to make desperate attempts to find his way out.
“The entire suspense angle behind why such incidents are happening to this character gives an edge to this film”, divulges Jimmy, “The way narrative cuts back to flashback and then comes back to present is amazingly done.”
Jimmy is also happy to be reuniting with his Bas Ek Pal and Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar co-star Sanjay Suri in the film.
“Suri has a very interesting character in the film and it was (producer) Anjum’s (Rizvi) idea to bring him into the film. I am glad he did”, smiles Jimmy, “Even otherwise Anjum has worked hard to get the film to a complete stage that it is in today. There were some date problems to do the patchwork. Also, the film’s look had to be made perfect along with the correct background score which means a lot of time had to be spent on the post production. Anjum was in the meanwhile also working on releasing another of his film, Fast Forward.”
As the work progressed on bringing A Flat closer to the finishing line, Jimmy kick started work on his Punjabi venture Dharti which is also his first ever production. Buoyed by the blockbuster success of his Punjabi film Mel Karade Rabba, Jimmy is now actively involved in all aspects of the making of films, wherever he has control.
“The success of Mel Karade Rabba was an eye opener for me also to be far more focused on each and every aspect of the films in which I feature”, Jimmy says in a confident tone, “I have to take charge of my films now as there are certain expectations that audience carry, especially up there in Punjab. This is the reason why I am producing as well as acting in Dharti.”