Anees Bazmee has been facing some hectic times. In a span of just about six months, he has worked towards completing three films of his. First came No Problem in December last year, a month and a half back he released his Thank You and now he is giving final shape to Ready which is releasing next month. This is not all as he has also wrapped up another film of his, It’s My Life (Harman Baweja, Genelia D’Souza).
“I have now realised that working in two films at a time means spending your entire 24 hours of a day into their making”, rues Bazmee who feels that now is the time for him to take things easy.
One wonders though what really forced him to consent to working on multiple projects. After all, in a position that he was in after delivering blockbusters like Singh Is Kinng, Welcome and No Entry, he could well afford to say ‘no’ and be overtly selective about his work.
“To be honest, I was in fact quite relaxed and wanted things to come slow and easy”, says Bazmee, “But then there are so many other people who are attached to me on the basis of work I do. I have a staff to take care of as well; I have a responsibility towards them and hence wanted us all to be busy. This is not to deny the fact that main bhi unnecessarily josh mein aa gaya aur kaafi filmein sign kar li. That was a wrong move.”
Wising up, Bazmee talks about his future plans, “I salute the talent of those directors who can work on 3-4 films at a time. Sorry, but I can’t. I would be happy to make just 10-12 films more in years to come before I eventually retire. That should be good enough for me.”