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    Vashu - "If 'F.A.L.T.U.' works, industry would want to work with Jackky"

    [Interview by Joginder Tuteja]
    Monday, February 28, 2011
    As someone who has been in the business of films for a decade and a half now, Vashu Bhagnani is happy not just for his son but also the industry in general. That''s because he truly believes that with ''F.A.L.T.U'', Bollywood would gain another new face in Jackky Bhagnani, something that it has been constantly starved of..

    For a minute if you leave aside the fact that Jackky is your son, how would you rate his prospects in the industry after your production F.A.L.T.U.?

    Look all around you, there is such a shortage of actors. Kitne naye actors hain jinpe aap bharosa kar sakte hain? Jackky has done well with 'F.A.L.T.U.' and I am positive that with the film, industry will be richer by another leading man. He has good looks, knows how to act, is a skilled dancer and is a perfectionist to the core. What else do you want?

    Well, a promising start to begin with?

    From that perspective I can quite strongly comment that if 'F.A.L.T.U works, the industry would want to work with Jackky. An actor should know the industry norms and should be well versed with how to talk. In case of Jackky, he may be having a father for a producer but the traits that I just mentioned are the ones that would take him places.

    But being a producer's son does come with its own perks, right?

    Let's look at it this way, Jackky believes in a collaborative approach but doesn't interfere when the director is calling the shots. He doesn't behave like 'This is my dad's film so I am the owner here'. In the film, he has behaved like a newcomer who is obedient and wants to learn. If he was called at 6 AM, he used to be on the sets at 5:55 AM. Not that he did any of us a favour here by doing that but a conduct like this would only help him grow further in his career.

    The film also has Riteish Deshmukh and Arshad Warsi as the star attractions. That should add further weight to F.A.L.T.U, right?

    Of course, Arshad and Riteish are both so extraordinary in the film. Along with them, even Jackky's confidence went a few notches up because both Arshad and Riteish exuded the kind of vibes that allowed him to perform to the fullest. Woh bhi poora khul gaya hai iss team ke saath kaam karke.

    Did Remo holding the director's baton have anything to do with this?

    That's true because Remo too took it upon him to get the best out of Jackky. It is his first film as well and along with Jackky, he wants nothing but the best for F.A.L.T.U. As a producer too I was delighted to see the manner in which they worked with each other. In any case Jackky is a good dancer so with the choreography background of Remo, it only helped his overall performance to be enhanced further.

    In fact since Remo has been an established choreographer and this is his first film as a director, how did he approach F.A.L.T.U?

    Remo brought an altogether fresh approach that has helped in making F.A.L.T.U a vibrant affair. There are songs, dances, comedy and everything that attracts youth. Remo has treated F.A.L.T.U as a musical journey with no serious moments whatsoever in the narrative.

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