Kabir Khan’s acid test, getting okay from Salim KhanAugust 13th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Director Kabir Khan says that when renowned screenwriter and Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan okayed “Ek Tha Tiger” without any changes, he felt he has passed an important exam.
“When we were in film school, we used to read Salim saab’s screenplay to know how to write a good screenplay. So obviously, when we showed this film to Salim saab, I was a bit nervous. We didn’t show him the print but on the editing machine because I wanted to incorporate his inputs or any changes,” Kabir said here Sunday in an interview.
“But when he saw the film, he was very happy. He hugged me and said the film is very beautiful as it is. Don’t change anything and release it as it is. I felt like I had cleared my final exams and I was not bothered about anyone else’s opinion after that,” he added.
Releasing Aug 15, “Ek Tha Tiger” has been shot in foreign locations like Cuba. Kabir says it was fun to explore a location untouched by filmmakers for a long time.
“Cuba is my favourite location and it was a special experience. Not just Bollywood but in Hollywood also, no one has shot in Cuba after 1959. So, as a filmmaker the fun there is in exploring a new location was interesting. The people there are very interesting, their music, dance, location. So Cuba will always be special,” he said.
Kabir has earlier directed films like “Kabul Express” and “New York”.
- I'm honoured to be working with Yash-ji: Salman (With Images) - May 04, 2011
- Salim Khan feels 'Ek Tha...' is Salman's landmark film - Jul 22, 2012
- Will Ireland be filmmakers' next favourite destination? - Aug 10, 2012
- 'Ek Tha Tiger' promises full on entertainment (IANS Preview) - Aug 13, 2012
- Salman-Katrina's chemistry magical: Kabir Khan - Mar 07, 2012
- Kabir Khan calls 'Ek Tha Tiger' complete package - Aug 12, 2012
- 'Ek Tha Tiger' will be super hit, predicts Aamir - Jul 12, 2012
- Salman roars in 'Ek Tha Tiger', teaser gets roaring response - May 11, 2012
- Roshan Seth back with 'Ek Tha Tiger' - Jun 22, 2012
- 'Ek Tha Tiger': Gripping espionage romp, with unique star chemistry (IANS Hindi Film Review) - Aug 16, 2012
- One can easily fall in love with Katrina: Salman - Jul 13, 2012
- 'Ek Tha Tiger' will sustain on content: Kabir Khan - Aug 09, 2012
- No Plans to screen 'Tiger' for late RAW agent's family - Jul 27, 2012
- 'Ek Tha Tiger' expected to break more records - Aug 17, 2012
- 'Ek Tha Tiger' not anti-Pakistan, assures Kabir Khan - Jul 11, 2012
Tags: acid test, cuba, dance location, ek, film school, filmmaker, filmmakers, hollywood, kabir khan, kabul express, long time, mumbai, music dance, new location, saab, salim khan, salman khan, screenplay, screenwriter, tiger