Sab­bir wants to make real films

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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.

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