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Aziz Mirza to go on three-year break after Kismet...

Director Aziz Mirza, whose latest film Kismet Konnection releases this Friday says he has no plans to make another film for the next three years.
By Devapriyo Bhattacharjee | IANS, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2008 05:02 PM IST

Director Aziz Mirza, whose latest film Kismet Konnection releases Friday, says he has no plans to make another film for the next three years.

"I will go on a long holiday after the release of my film," said Mirza, who is known in the industry for making selective films.

"First, I plan to go to Iran and then to various other places including the US. In the US, I plan to travel by road from the east coast to the west coast. And when all my money gets exhausted, I will be back," said the 63-year-old director.

"I am a very lazy person. I don't like to work much. Probably I will be making a film only after three years," he added.

In the last 16 years he has directed only five films, including Kismet Konnection that stars Vidya Balan and Shahid Kapur. His other movies were Chalte Chalte, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Yes Boss and Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman.

On the subject of his new film, Mirza said he believes that destiny plays an important role in a man's life that one realises only in his old age.

"My father used to say if you are young and you believe in destiny then you are a fool, and if you are old and don't believe in destiny then also you are a fool," he said.

Incidentally, Kismet Konnection, written by Mirza's daughter Rahila, is based on the importance of destiny in the life of an individual.

The director, known for his simple and light-hearted portrayal of serious issues concerning society, said: "At this age where I am now, most of us realise that whatever we have achieved was not planned.

"Certain instances take place which are not in your control and why they happen you don't know. If anyone thinks that whatever he has achieved is all because of him then he is the greatest fool."

Talking about his relationship with Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla, he said: "My relationship with Shah Rukh is personal and not professional. I know he and Juhi are always there for me as I have seen them growing. He and Haroon (Aziz's son) used to be always together. Shah Rukh and Juhi are like my child."

What about Haroon? Is he planning for any project?

"He is the co-director for Kismet Konnection. Besides, he was the person who shot almost the whole of Chalte Chalte as my wife Nirmala was in a critical state at that time. It is for that reason we had kept most of Chalte Chalte shoot at Mehboob studio so that I could travel between the studio and hospital easily.

"As far as Haroon is concerned, it will be his own planning. As of now, I don't know about any of his projects."

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