Rajat Kapoor wanted SRK or Saif in Mithya
Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Rajat Kapoor, who is look forward to the release of next directorial venture `Fatso` says he was keen on making his critically acclaimed film, `Mithya` with Shahrukh Khan or Saif Ali Khan.
Directed by Kapoor, `Mithya` was a 2008 satire revolving around the underworld. The film opened to good reviews and did decent business at the box office. "I would have loved to make `Mithya` with Shahrukh Khan or with Saif Ali Khan.. they are wonderful actors. I am a fan of Saif and of Shahrukh.. I would have loved to make it with them. They would fit in off course and they would do a great job…I have no doubt about it. But the main thing is what they want," Rajat Kapoor told PTI in an interview.
"I have approached Shahrukh and Saif also, but it is obvious that they have a certain priority..they have a certain belief system and they work accordingly and there is nothing wrong in it. You must do what you believe in. They believe in certain kind of cinema which is not this cinema," he said.
With the kind of small-budget and non-commercial films that Kapoor makes, it is obvious that stars would not like to venture in this space. "Stars, I don`t believe want to work in these kinds of films as they have their own agenda and their own priorities. Why would Shahrukh work with me? in a film like this? He would work in `Don` and those kinds of films. That is his choice and priority. They (stars) work according to their beliefs and I work according to my beliefs. And I work with people who share that belief," Kapoor said.
`Fatso`, a romantic comedy, releases on May 4. The film stars Ranvir Shorey, Gul Panag and Purab Kohli in lead roles. "It has been ready for some time. Our job is to make the film and deliver it, after that you have producer and marketing team and they have their own reasons like releasing a film at the right time, wait for a moment when it would work. I don`t know anything as it is beyond my reach and control," Kapoor said.
To a query he said, "It is very frustrating when you have made something and it is not reaching audience you are dying for it to come out but then you accept it and move on and think whenever. You try and do something else."
`Fatso` has been part of several international festivals like the South Asian International Film Festival in New York, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and Shanghai International Film Festival. "It went to three-four film festivals and it has got a very good response – New York, LA, Shanghai and Amsterdam," he said.