Salman has a heart of gold:
Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai has
given many hits in the past, but for his forthcoming venture
"Yuvvraaj", he credits actor Salman Khan. He says
the project would have not been possible without Salman's
was Salman who inspired me to make 'Yuvvraaj'. At the time
of crisis, when my films were failing and I was low on finance,
Salman encouraged me to make a film. He said, 'Don't worry,
I'm with you'. I was really touched," Ghai told IANS
in an interview.
must say that Salman has a heart of gold and I don't have
any qualms in giving him the credit for the film. Not even
once did I feel that I'm working with a star. I felt I'm working
with a family member, a younger brother," he added.
with Salman, "Yuvvraaj" also stars Anil Kapoor,
Zayed Khan and Katrina Kaif in key roles.
Friday, the film is the story of three brothers driven by
sibling rivalry and a woman cellist who plays the catalyst
in bringing them together.
which has been made on a budget of more than Rs.450 million
and is one of Ghai's most ambitious projects, is extensively
shot in Austria and Prague.
films like "Karz", "Meri Jung", "Khalnayak"
and "Taal", Ghai proved his fascination for stories
with a strong musical backing and he has done the same in
the last few years, I noticed a trend of video music culture
on the silver screen where nothing matches - be it lyrics,
visuals, etc. So, it gave me an idea to make a grammatically
right song for the big screen," said Ghai, who was here
to promote the film.
roped in Gulzar to pen the songs and used live orchestra for
all the compositions in the film. A.R. Rahman and Ghai worked
together for almost 82 days to create songs that are an amalgamation
of Indian and western classical music.
told Rahman to create music of a different level. I told him:
let's not use computer, let's use a hundred violins and real
choirs," said the filmmaker.
said that he worked very hard and it took him nearly 12 days
to shoot each song.
Rahman created the music, which was soothing to the ears,
I realised that now it is my responsibility to ensure that
the songs look beautiful on the screen.
is a film which should justify what I thought and I hope that
people like it and understand why I have made such a film
in such a form which is different from what we see in movies
nowadays," said Ghai.
many films Ghai has produced in the past include "36
China Town", "Shaadi Se Pehle", "Joggers'
Park" and the much acclaimed "Iqbal".