Sajid Nadiadwala turns 48 today. And even though he will spend all day at work, finalising a deal for his directorial debut, Kick, he isn’t complaining. The producer-turned-director is in the process of roping in Hollywood cinematographer Alexander Witt for the Salman Khan-starrer.
Witt has been credited as the second unit director of photography (DoP) on several big films including Pirates Of The Caribbean (2003), Casino Royale (2006), X-Men: First Class (2011) and most recently, Skyfall (2012). “Sajid wants the film to have a classy and edgy feel, especially since it’s going to be shot in London and Hong Kong. He has to complete the formalities (of the deal) today because Alexander isn’t available next week. In principle, he has already agreed,” says an insider.
Kick is expected to go on the floors around July-August this year. “Before that, Alexander will come to India to meet Sajid and Salman,” adds the insider.
When contacted, Sajid confirms the news, saying, “When I watched Skyfall, I was most impressed with the look of the film. It has been shot in a very sleek manner. And all of it was done without arming Bond with any modern gadgets. I’ve wanted to work with the DoP from that team since then.”