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Sajid Khan refuses to read `Housefull` reviews

Mumbai: Filmmaker Sajid Khan took a vow just before the release of his comic caper `Housefull` - he would not read any reviews of his film.

"It isn`t as if I`ve anything against critics. It`s just a mannat I took during release. You see, I had actually satirized all the critics through a song I had composed naming them on stage at an award function. There and then, I decided I have no right to read reviews for my films," Sajid told media.

So staunch is he about the vow that he wouldn`t allow any member of the "Housefull" cast to even read out passages of the reviews.

On Saturday morning when the favourable reviews appeared, Sajid`s team began calling him excitedly. Sajid simply wouldn`t hear of it.

Even when the film`s lead actor Akshay Kumar tried to read out passages, Sajid refused to hear it.

"I believe the reviews are good. But I`m not reading them. I don`t even want to know what`s in them. My loss. It`s between me and my conscience," he said.

"Housefull" has got a good opening. The comic caper opened Friday with more than 2000 screens worldwide and garnered a collection of Rs.48 crore gross in India and Rs.16 crore overseas in its first weekend. Made at a budge of Rs.45 crore, it stars Riteish Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal, Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone and Jiah Khan.

This is Sajid`s second directorial venture after hit comedy `Heyy Babby`.

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