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Boman Irani to turn director

Actor has over seven movies lined up for release next year, plans to start directing his own movie after he’s through shooting his current projects.

bollywood Updated: Dec 28, 2011 19:14 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

Actor Boman Irani is set to have a busier year ahead than probably any other A-lister. Reason? He has over seven films lined up for the next year, some of which are still being shot, while some are now prepping for release.

His film kitty comprises an untitled Shyam Benegal film, Shakun Batra’s Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Priyadarshan’s Tezz and Housefull 2 among other titles.

Once the busy actor is through with his current line-up of projects and other commitments, the 52-year-old plans to go behind the camera and direct his first film.

“I just love to work and spend time with my family. And that’s the reason I don’t look at the length of the role, but what it has to offer me. Even this year I had multiple releases. Someone actually told me the number was more than any top star’s,” beams Boman, adding, “Next year, I’ll be shuttling between multiple projects too, but that’s the kind of work that gives me a satisfaction.”

After spending close to a decade in the industry, the actor, who returns as Vardhaan in Don 2, plans to direct his first movie.

“I’m not sure what genre it will be, but I have a lot of stories in my head. I’d like to write the script too. The only thing I am sure about is that it will be a believable story with a lot of emotions packed in it. I don’t intend to make a melodrama, but it will be a movie straight from the heart. I’d like to start it as soon as I can, but I can’t sideline my current films,” informs Boman, who recently got his son, Danesh, married.

The actor, who once ran a wafer shop in south Mumbai, is now on a high with his second innings as the villain in Don 2.

Back in April, Boman had stated that he would be a part of Don 3 as well. However, sources indicate that the third film in the franchise hasn’t even been written as yet.

When asked to put a date to Don 3, Boman says, “We won’t take five years to return with another Don chase for sure.”

He adds, “I don’t know whether Farhan will direct the next project or not. But in the capacity of a producer and a Don fan, I’m sure he’ll push the film and we should be back in theatres in the next two years. And the chase will continue!”

First Published: Dec 24, 2011 13:00 IST