"But Nadiadwala is unfazed."
By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, June 23 - A compliment from megastar Amitabh Bachchan regarding the trailer of Kick, has turned out to be the biggest reward for producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who is making his directorial debut with the movie.

Earlier this month, the Big B had tweeted: Did you see the trailer of 'KICK'..baaadooom!! Compares with anything that the other 'wood' brings out from their high end films!

It left Nadiadwala ecstatic.

What more can I want? It's like getting the best award possible even before my film is released. To have someone of Amit-ji's stature saying something like this is a dream come true. I feel I've already got my biggest reward, he said.

This year has been extraordinary for my production house. We released three films - 'Highway', '2 States' and 'Heropanti'. By god's grace, they succeeded. Insha Allah, 'Kick', with which I've turned director for the first time, will be a big success, added Nadiadwala.

Kick stars Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez. One of its songs, Jumme ki raat has mustered up a positive buzz.

But Nadiadwala has no time to enjoy the success of the song and earlier, the trailer. He is racing against time as Kick releases in a month, and he still has about a week's shooting to complete.

I've no time to sit back and enjoy any of the good things that are happening to my film. We are shooting and running to the monitor. My assistant directors and my team tells me that the response to the first look and the first song of 'Kick' has been unprecedented.

I think I can breathe a little easily now. I wish I had more time to enjoy what I am doing. But we have set an Eid deadline for our film's release. And we will fulfill that.

Expectations from Salman and Kick are huge, specially since Salman's last release Jai Ho underperformed at the box office. Also, Kick releases ahead of the two other Khan superstars' new projects - Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year and Aamir Khan's P.K.

But Nadiadwala is unfazed.

I am looking neither backward nor ahead. I am not thinking of what Salman has done earlier and what is the competition for my film. I am only focusing on getting it right with 'Kick'.


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