Actor Parvin Dabas, known for his performances in films like Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006) and My Name Is Khan (2010), is now gearing up for his directorial debut, Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande (SDGB). Though this is Parvin’s directorial debut, he wasn’t alone in the process. The actor received a helping hand from the most unexpected quarters in the form of his driver and spot boys. He got the first responses to his film from them.
“I have always been open to suggestions. I showed the rough cut of my film to my driver and spot boys from SDGB. I’ve even incorporated a few changes,” says Parvin, who worked with veterans like Anupam Kher and Sharat Saxena in the film. Adding that his good rapport with both the actors and clarity of thought about what he wanted ensured that the shoot went on smoothly. “We rehearsed a lot before the movie went on the floors and made sure that everyone was sure of their roles and characters,” says the 36-year-old. Direction wasn’t on Parvin’s mind when he initially started writing the story.
“When I started work on it, I didn’t plan to helm it, but as the narrative progressed, I thought I would be the best choice because I know the characters and their detailing like no one else,” he says. However, now bitten by the bug, the only thing on Parvin’s mind is filmmaking. For now, he has no plans to cast himself or actor-wife Preeti Jhangiani in any upcoming films under their banner. “We aren’t making films to cast ourselves in them. That would be a wrong attitude to have. But if a role suits either Preeti or me, we will take it up,” he says.
Parvin is yet to sign any film after he worked on Karan Johar’s film starring Shah Rukh Khan. “For the past couple of years, I have been busy with this film. And I always knew that once I get into production-direction, it would take up a majority of my time,” says Parvin, adding that his new film as an actor, Undertrial, is slated to release soon.