With both his films, "Heyy Babyy" and "Housefull",
declared super hits, anchor-turned-director Sajid Khan feels
he might have outgrown his image of the funny-guy-next-door
and may not be able to fit the comic host role any more.
"Success is a very important thing. Till now people perceived
me as a friendly anchor, a compere who used to crack jokes,
a boy-next-door kind of a person. But after my directorial ventures,
my image has changed. In fact, I feel I won't be able to fit
in that comic, host image now," Sajid told IANS in an interview.
Known as the comic host of TV shows like "Ikke-Pe-Ikka"
and "Sab Kuch Ho Sakta Hai" and various award ceremonies,
Sajid received acclaim as a full-fledged director for his 2007
venture "Heyy Babyy". It featured Akshay Kumar, Riteish
Deshmukh, Fardeen Khan and Vidya Balan. Shah Rukh Khan was seen
in a special appearance in the movie.
He followed the success of his debut film with the 2010 hit
"Housefull", again a multi-starrer. He repeated Akshay
and Riteish along with Arjun Rampal, Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone
and Jiah Khan.
"I am at the scripting stage of my third film," said
Sajid, brother of choreographer-director Farah Khan.
When asked whether his third film will also star Akshay, the
38-year-old said: "I would love to take Akshay in the film,
but right now I can't confirm because this film is just at its
scripting stage right now."