Saif gets cold feet over starring in Sajid Khan's next
Sajid Khan had a 100% track record at the box office. Until now that is. His latest Himmatwala starring Ajay Devgn has just bitten the dust which is probably why Saif Ali Khan is now having second thoughts about starring in the loudmouth director's next.
"Himmatwala's fate didn't deter Sajid from announcing his next with Saif, Amitabh Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh. The shooting is all set to start from July. But incidentally, Saif is in a phase of his career where he is reinventing himself. Given the way Himmatwala bombed at the box office, the actor is feeling jittery," said a source to NDTV.
Another source said, "Just like Himmatwala, Sajid said even his next would become a blockbuster. And after he left the scene, everyone was hoping the film doesn't meet with Himmatwala's fate."
An actor who was part of Sajid Khan's Himmatwala hopes that the director's next film with Saif Ali Khan and Riteish Deshmukh lives up to be an entertainer.
The actor said, "We had a lot of expectations from Himmatwala. We were shocked by the response it received from the audience. Sajid felt he would connect with them but this time he just could not. It came as a big disappointment that the film proved to be a disaster. The entertainment quotient did not work at all."
The actor added, "I hope Sajid's next film is better. I hope he is able to make a film that will connect with the audience. And not just with him!"
Lets hope the director doesn't take audiences for granted as much as he has until now, and that the Amitabh-Riteish-Saif starrer actually has content worth shouting about.
Over to you Sajid.