Don`t have habit of making hits, it just happens: Rohit Shetty
Mumbai: Director Rohit Shetty, who is basking in the success of `Chennai Express`, says triumph should not go to one`s head as every Friday is a new trial.
Rohit has delivered hits like `Golmaal` series, `Singham` and the most recent being Shah Rukh Khan starrer `Chennai Express`. The film was screened on television last month and garnered a good response.
"It is not a habit to make hit films, it just happens. You cannot plan out such things (hits and flops). The reaction to a film is upto the audience. I am thankful to audience for their love and support," Rohit said.
With a spate of successful films, Rohit is termed as a `Rs 100 crore director`, but he doesn`t seem to be overwhelmed by such tags.
"Every Friday which comes is a new test. You are remembered for your last Friday. I can`t get carried away and take the audience for granted. I will have to work hard for my next project. You should not take it (success) to your head," he said.
The first instalment of action drama `Singham` saw Ajay Devgn playing a police officer and South actress Kajal Agarwal in the lead. Singham` was the Hindi remake of a Tamil film by the same name. Now, the makers are planning its franchise, currently titled `Singham 2`.
"We are still working on it, we are still scripting. It is one of the big and lovable brands. You don`t want to take the audience for granted. We are working on every minute detail," he said.
"In the last two years after `Singham`, we have seen a lot of similar stuff on screen from flying cars and flying people etc. We have to do something new, so people follow that for the coming two years... Hence we are working to make a good entertaining film," Rohit said.
Besides the hero, the leading lady of the film has been in news. Those whose names have cropped up include Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shraddha Kapoor, but Rohit insists nothing is confirmed yet.
"Even I am not aware of it (leading lady). I read about the leading lady every day in newspapers. We are not sure if we would go with an established actress or a newcomer for the film," he said.
Meanwhile, the buzz is that Rohit would remake southern director Nalan Kumarasamy`s `Soodhu Kavvum` in Hindi.
"We have bought the rights but there is still time. We will work on it later on," he added.
The director is also planning a remake of `Angoor`, with superstar Shah Rukh Khan expected to play the lead (the role essayed by Sanjeev Kumar in the original movie).
The project is in the pipeline, Rohit added.