Here’s why Sub­hash isn’t mak­ing Taal 2

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

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.

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