Here’s why Subhash isn’t making Taal 2
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai (left) says he will not make a second part of his popular 1999 film Taal until he gets a subject better than that of the original entertainer.
“Most of the filmmakers cash in on their previous film’s success. If the story of the film is better than the first one, then there is no harm in doing that. But if anyone makes movies just to earn money at the box-office without presenting a good story, then it is kind of cheating with the audience and a marketing gimmick. I’ll make Taal 2 only when I get better subject than Taal,” say Ghai.
“Everybody around me forces me to make films, but I keep writing the scripts till the time I’m satisfied. I try to make films with new subject and put my efforts to make it best,” he adds.
Ghai organised a special screening of Taal starring Akshaye Khanna, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Anil Kapoor. It was attended by singer-composer A.R. Rahman, singer Sukhwinder Singh and choreographer Shiamak Davar. Explaining the reason behind this special screening, Ghai says, “We are showing Taal to the younger audience, as they haven’t seen it on big screen. Films such as Taal, Sholay (1975) and Rang De Basanti (2006) are made to give audience a cinematic experience,” adds Ghai. espite being a fit person, TV actor Gaurav Khanna (above) isn’t a fitness freak. He says he is blessed genetically.
“People ask me how I maintain my body. I always reply that, it’s in my genes. I eat everything, from sweets to fried food. I follow a workout regime, but I’m not a gym freak. I’m not on any steroids and supplements,” he says.
He doesn’t believe in the fad of six and eight packs and says,“I believe in Akshay Kumar’s school of fitness, the natural way of staying fit. One must do everything on time—eating right, sleeping, etc. I indulged in sports in my school and college days that helped me build my body. I’m now into circuit training.”
Gaurav, who is currently busy with a fantasy show, says that he enjoys experimenting with his looks for the roles. “Be it Sharman in Kumkum or Abeer in Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam or the character I’m playing now, I’ve always tried to present myself in a new way to my audience. It makes a character interesting for the viewers,” he says.