Sabbir wants to make real films
He has tasted success with commercial hits like Heropanti (2014) and Baaghi and director Sabbir Khan (above) hopes to consolidate on it in order to venture into realistic cinema, a genre that he believes in.
Sabbir says mass entertainers help directors establish a name in the film industry so that big producers are confident enough to invest in their ideas. “I am hoping to get a little bit of success to reach a certain platform where I can tell stories which I want to tell. Films that I am doing right now are a stepping stone to what I want to do in future. I hope to gain some success to experiment,” says Sabbir.
He feels that producers only put money on a middle-class boy, who is not producing his own films if they see that he has done a certain number of films and they are successful. However, even in those films, he has tried to weave in his sensibilities. “The day we green-lit the story of Baaghi, I worked very hard with my group of writers to add layers to it and say some subtle messages through the film so that it doesn’t look like a stereotypical action film.”
The young director says he is impressed with the way filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani tells his stories and wants to imbibe his aesthetics.“Our generation of filmmakers are fortunate that they are making films in the same era as him (Hirani). I want to say stories in a little bit more realistic manner,” he says.