Rohit Shetty is that one director who has somewhat cracked the formula on how to make Rs.100 crore film. He has been breaking records left right and centre with the genre he represents – action-comedy – especially with his last film ‘Chennai Express’ which quite literally broke every record ever created.
The director, who has worked with Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan in the past in films like the ‘Golmaal’ series, ‘Singham’, ‘Bol Bachchan’, ‘All The Best’ and ‘Chennai Express’ says that he would not be able to make a Rs.100 crore film with newcomers. He candidly says that to make a film with someone new, he would have to find a combination between the right script and the right budget.
“It depends on the budget; you cannot make a Rs.100 crore film with newcomers especially when it’s not your money… If I get a script where I feel that I need a newcomer and the budget is small or whatever, I will definitely do it. But I need to see the script, and I need to feel that, ‘Okay, now I can make the film with a newcomer’,” said the director.
Rohit is so well versed with the genre of action-comedy that he doesn’t feel the need to switch to something else.
“It should come from within me. If it comes from within, I will definitely do something else. But it shouldn’t be like I have to prove a point that I can do something else. So, I will do something different when the right time comes. You need to analyse things. More than anything, you need to have a positive attitude that you are going to do something good, that you are not going to harm anyone and you are going to give it your best. So, all these things do work,” said Rohit.