We all loved it and decided to make it. The emotions that I have always enjoyed those that define a father and son relationship ó are there in this film. Actually even without realising it I have done several father-son films in my career ó Waqt with Amitabh Bachchan, Jaanwar where I played a father, Patiala House and now this one. This is one relationship I enjoy the most. You wonít believe it, but we donít have too many films in Hindi about father and son. Itís more about mother and son; no doubt that is a very important relationship, but we ignore the important role that a father plays. We donít even have a song on the father.
Daddy was one such film that had a song dedicated to the protagonistís father.
Daddy bas ek thi ó bhai-behen ke rishte pe hai, doston ki kahaani par hai, maa pe to hazaaron gaane hain par baap pe nahin hai because this relationship is always taken for granted. Or maybe itís just me who feels that way because I shared a very special bond with my father. So this the core of the film. It has good songs. Besides, the title song, Party all night, there is a lovely pitaah song.
With Boss you have even turned mentor to two young actors; what made you pick them for the role? Have you extended this to mentoring young talent in other departments too ólike writers, etc?
Shiv (Pandit) and Aditi (Rao Hyadri) are both very good. The team and I thought that they would be perfect for the parts they play. Heís a handsome, good-looking young boy. I really enjoyed the first film that he did óShaitaanóhe had done a very good job. Aditi works from the heart, is a very good actress, with a vulnerable face so we decided that they should be a part of our film. Shiv and I are brothers and sons to Mithun Chakraborty.
As for mentoring talent, I like people with bright ideas. I have told Ashwini (Yardi) and Ashwin to