go on the roads. To me that is the most important thing. There are 200 critics, and sadly most of the time they are wrong. If I go to see an Anurag Kashyap film, I will go with that mindset and if they come to see a Rohit Shetty, they should be prepared for my brand of cinema. Everyone has the right to love a genre or dislike a genre, but when you are on a public platform you can’t be judgmental. You don’t like a product or a genre that does not mean it is wrong. They know I make commercial films, so they should come with an open mind. I have proved them wrong every time. If I were proved wrong by someone, I would shut my mouth and run away from the country. Likewise, they should shut shop. Just make your film from your heart and it will be taken care of by the audience. I may go wrong in the future but with seven hits you get a sense of what works.
You mentioned in an interview, the more successful a film the more money the producer makes. So are you turning producer now?
I will produce films, but not so soon. I am in the process of putting everything in place and it will take a year or so. However, my whole strategy is that I will not direct for my company. Because somewhere down the line I will lose the responsibility of a director and of a producer. As a producer I don’t want to produce the kind of films that I am making. I want people to come with their own scripts and ideas.
So you are not producing Singham 2?
No, Ajay (Devgn) is producing it with Reliance Entertainment.
Making people laugh and conceiving action scenes comes easy to you. In reality how difficult is it?
Comedy is the most difficult genre. As for action sequences, I feel sad when people come to me and ask me how many cars I would be blowing up? It takes a lot of courage to do that because there’s a