New Delhi: After helming action films like”Dus”, “Cash” and “Ra One”, director Anubhav Sinha is once again stepping into romantic genre with the sequel to his 2001 hit “Tum Bin” and he says life has come full circle for him.
The 51-year-old filmmaker, who is directing a love story almost after a gap of 11 years, says he is quite nervous about the project.
“I get nervous whenever I hear that the film will hit theatres in few days. But I’m also excited because when I did ‘Tum Bin’, I was called a romantic film director then I made ‘Dus’ and people started calling me an action director, which continued till ‘Ra One’.
“And now I’m making a love story again so the tag has come back to me and I’m happy,” Anubhav told PTI.
“Tum Bin II” stars Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal and Kanwaljit Singh.
It also features a recreated version of Jagjit Singh’s “Koi Fariyad” from “Tum Bin”, which music director Ankit Tiwari has now composed as “Teri Fariyad”.
When asked if Ankit has done justice to the song as it was originally sung by a veteran musician, Anubhav said, “I was really scared of touching that song. It had become such an iconic track over the last 15 years that it was almost sacrilege touching it.
“It is actually beyond my realm of judgement to say, whether Ankit has done justice to the song or not. But the audience has lapped it up, so, I’m assuming that he has done more than justice to the track.” While praising his film’s lead actress Neha, Anubhav said, “She is such a surprise in the film. I still haven’t seen any of the films that she has done before this. But, when I was directing her, I felt like I was dealing with a very mature actor. She is very hardworking and focused.
“And the best thing was that she focused on the character and not on the success and the stardom of film’s first part.” Anubhav also revealed that he tried not to put extra efforts by making the film very ‘different’ from “Tum Bin” and instead kept it very simple with a complete new story.
“I’m not being very advocative about the word ‘different’ because you can’t think of making a different content. You make a content you like and you change it and you grow up with time and it automatically becomes different.
“Similarly, I did not make any efforts into making it (film) look very different. But, I have made a new story, which has certain elements of ‘Tum Bin’,” he said.
Personally, the director says he prefers films that are dark.
“I don’t like any of my films in terms of watching them.
I’m more interested in films that are a little darker. So, my favourite would be by Coen brothers, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola,” he said. PTI
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