Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who had stopped directing films to concentrate on his film school Whistling Woods International, is now getting back to direction. Ghai has two films at hand — one with Salman Khan that will roll out next year, and one with a new cast. “I want to direct as soon as possible,” he says.
However, the filmmaker wants to get the Goregaon branch of his school, which is in legal trouble over procurement of land, out of problem first. “This verdict (Bombay high court’s order asking Ghai to return the land to Maharashtra government) has upset my schedule. I cannot and will not make a film under pressure. Setting up this institute was like making 25 films. So, I really want to sort out this problem first because I don’t want my students to suffer,” he says.
Ghai has now filed a review petition in the high court. “I will not blame anyone for what has happened. We are honest. We hope that we get a chance and the decision is reconsidered,” he says.
Talking about getting back to cinema, Ghai says, “I had decided last year that I am going to direct. I am making one film with Salman. Since he already has two-three films, I will start around September next year. the other film is with a new cast and a limited budget.” But he is not willing to divulge details. “These days everything has to be very secretive. If you discuss your idea, someone will make a TV show on it!”
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I have got 2-3 scripts. One film is with Salman and the other is with a new cast and limited budget