Producer Siddharth Jain gives his take on his troubled zombie film ‘Rock The Shaadi’ staring Abhay Deol
I am currently in Fiji for a film, so wish I could do this face to face. And I really wished, that Abhay would speak to me directly and not through the press. All I can say is that Abhay should check facts directly, form a fair opinion & then react publicly. Not to go on hearsay & get emotional about friendships. There were 200 people on the set and everyone knows what happened. Balaji has been extremely reasonable in wanting to make the film in a certain budget. I had sold the film to them. If I was the problem, then the film would have, still been completed without me. Clearly I am not the cause of the delay. It’s my script & a superb one. So far 45min of the 90min film thats been shot, & it looks superb. We made RAGINI MMS, we know budgets. High concept films cannot be made lavishly & everyone has to cooperate to work in a certain way, which means, thinking outside the box.
We have a slate of 6 films which are starting shoot in the next 9 months with film budgets ranging from 5 to 50 crs. We focus on high concept, commercial, youth films. crazy DISCO VALLEY, vampire BLOODY VEER, horror THE POOL, spoofy JAA CHUDAIL JAA, chick-flick KINKY & PINKY & SIZE ZERO amongst others. No one would fund us, if we didn’t know what we were doing.
As Tanuj from Balaji rightly says, we need to be cost conscious and make the film in the right budget.