After Mukerji, another debutant
director Rensil D'Souza will release his "Kurbaan" in
November. Tarun Mansukhani is getting animation flick "Koochie
Koochie Hota Hai" in place while working on "Dostana
First timer Siddharth Malhotra has finished ground
work on the Hindi remake of "Stepmom", while debutant
Punit Malhotra's "I Hate Love Stories" is also in the
Dharma Productions has roped in another newcomer, Karan Malhotra,
to direct the "Agneepath" remake, while Karan's own
"My Name Is Khan" is scheduled for an early 2010 release.
"With so many films in different stages
of production, it would be unfair on my part to be involved in
each and every aspect of filmmaking. When I get someone to direct
a film, I better allow him to take over the reins while being
there for support only if required.
"This was the guiding principle that I applied
for 'Wake Up Sid' too. I backed off completely once it came on
floors. In fact, I didn't even get into the music or the look
of the film; I wanted Ayan to visualise it all and take decisions.
I didn't want to clutter his way of thinking by giving any unnecessary
advice," said Karan.
He is glad with his decision to rope in Mukerji,
who is Kajol's cousin, for "Wake Up Sid".
"The only person who could have done 'Wake
Up Sid' was Ayan. It was his idea and he is the one who could
do complete justice to it since he is younger and in the same
zone as Sid, the protagonist. There was no way I could have come
into his way and bring in some kind of fantastical aspect to the
plot," Karan said.
"Why should I come in the way of any filmmaker's
vision? It's their baby and it should not necessarily look the
way I want it. I don't want them to be me. I want my directors
to be their own brand," he added.