Nishikant casts ac­tors who share good rap­port

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Film­maker Nishikant Kamat (left), whose last film star­ring ac­tors Ajay Devgn and Tabu won quite a few hearts, says he al­ways casts ac­tors who share a good rap­port.

Ajay and Tabu, who were last seen to­gether in Thak­shak (1999), were more than happy to work with each other in Ka­math’s film, which he feels helped the film’s suc­cess. “I don’t think I will ever cast ac­tors who have is­sues with each other. Why would I even want to get into some­thing like that? For­tu­nately, all my ac­tors have been friends with each other. This helps as there are no for­mal­i­ties on the sets and it’s fun to work,” he says, adding, “If the ac­tors share a good chem­istry, the team be­comes like a fam­ily and this re­ally helps work.”

Kamat also adds that he makes it a point to get to know his ac­tors well be­fore he starts shoot­ing the film. “I think it is very im­por­tant to know my ac­tors per­son­ally. I play around their strengths and this re­ally helps their per­for­mance. It also helps them give more re­al­is­tic per­for­mances,” he says.

Kamat adds that while box of­fice col­lec­tions have never re­ally mat­tered to him, he tries to en­sure that the money spent on the film is re­cov­ered. “Hon­estly, I just want my pro­ducer to be happy. He must get back the money that he has in­vested. Rest, it is all a num­ber game and I re­ally don’t get into it,” he says.

All my ac­tors have been friends with each other. This helps as there are no for­mal­i­ties on the sets and it’s fun to work

Nishikant Kamat, film­maker

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