Being producer's son helps but don't ignore hard work: Jackky Bhagnani
Actor Jackky Bhagnani, who was launched by his father, veteran producer Vashu Bhagnani, in 'Kal Kissne Dekha', believes it helps being the son of a producer but rues that people do not see the hard work put in into the role
While 'Kal Kissne Dekha' bombed badly at the box office, his subsequent film 'FALTU' was loved by the youth. Jackky is now back with his third film 'Ajab Gazabb Love', produced by his father. 'It is all profit to be his son.
The only minus point is people take away your hard work from you. Vashu Bhagnani is a big name but then he is my dad. People think that he will do something for his son,' Jackky told PTI in an interview here. Incidentally, all three films that Jackky has acted in till date were backed by his father. But he says, 'No it is not like that. At the end of the day, he is a businessman... he is not here to do charity.
For my first film, he did back me as a father. But who would have been a better candidate for 'FALTU' than me? If you would have taken a star, then it would not have worked out.' Presently, he is looking forward to the release of 'Ajab Gazabb Love', directed by Sanjay Gadhvi of 'Dhoom' fame. 'It is a good thing to work with an established director. As in my two films, I have worked with new directors.
So to work with an experienced director is a good thing, it helps you a lot in the process of doing the film. Also there is some credibility,' Jackky said. Jackky will be seen opposite south actress Nidhi Subbaiah who is making her debut in Bollywood with this film. 'She is my best co-star, she is fun to work with. She has no tantrums, does no drama, straight to the point, she is just like me, that is why we get along very well,' he said.
'This is her first Hindi film but she has done seven films down South and is a big name in the Kannada film industry. She knows her job well. As she has worked down South, she is damn punctual and professional,' he added. The film, a romantic-comedy, is set to release this Dusshera (October 24). 'I am nervous, anxious... lot of emotions are going on inside. We all have worked hard. The response to the promos is good, just hope that people would like the film,' Jackky said.