Num­bers don’t mat­ter to a pro­duc­tion house: Sanjay

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@htlive.com

He might have pro­duced his first film only in 2009 with film called Kya Time Hai Yaar, a decade-and-a-half af­ter mak­ing his Bol­ly­wood act­ing de­but, but Sanjay Kapoor in­sists that he al­ways wanted to be a pro­ducer. “I know I have started pro­duc­ing only re­cently, but it has al­ways been in my blood. I was born in Chem­bur, and our fa­ther (Surinder Kapoor) was also into pro­duc­tion. So, I have grown up know­ing the ins and outs of pro­duc­tion. I love be­ing a pro­ducer, and it’s some­thing I love to do. I love act­ing as well and prob­a­bly love pro­duc­ing films just as much,” says Sanjay, who is the younger brother of pro­ducer Boney Kapoor, and ac­tor Anil Kapoor.

In 2014, the San­jaypro­duced Te­var, which starred Boney’s son, ac­tor Ar­jun Kapoor, failed to suc­ceed at the box of­fice. But that didn’t de­ter the 52year-old. “We are very pas­sion­ate film­mak­ers. We wanted to make Te­var, and went ahead with it. We spent more money on the film than we re­cov­ered, but that re­ally is ir­rel­e­vant. Of course num­bers are im­por­tant, but they don’t hold us back,” says Sanjay, who was seen in Lust Sto­ries.

Ev­i­dently, a film or two fail­ing doesn’t bother Sanjay, who comes from a fam­ily of pro­duc­ers. “I think num­bers are im­por­tant for sin­gle pro­duc­ers, where they have to de­pend on the money their projects earn. But when it comes to a pro­duc­tion house like ours, there are things be­yond num­bers. I mean there are things like the first half and sec­ond half per­for­mance of the films. There are many other lit­tle things that mat­ter to the pro­ducer,” he says.

The box of­fice fail­ure of his 2014 film Te­var hasn’t de­terred the pro­ducer in Sanjay Kapoor

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