Mumbai: Director Rohit Shetty, known for making remakes, says he does not have the courage to make original films like ‘Taare Zameen Par' or ‘Paa'. Rohit's directorial debut, ‘Zameen' (2003), was a remake of Hollywood flick ‘Executive Decision'. The film failed at the box office.
His next film, ‘Golmaal' (2006) was a comedy, a remake of Malayalam film ‘Kakkakuyil', which became a successful franchise in Hindi.
His recent hit ‘Singham' too was a remake of the 2010 Tamil film of the same name. “Those who make original films are very brave. I think I would never be able to make films like ‘Taare Zameen Par', ‘Paa', ‘Stanley Ka Dabba', ‘Do Dooni Chaar'.
I think one needs guts for that and I don't have that. I guess filmmakers like Amol Gupte, Habib Faisal and R Balki take more challenges,” Shetty said at an event celebrating 100 years of cinema at Whistling Woods.
“I know few people for whom ‘Golmaal' was trash and so is ‘Singham'. That is why I don't talk about the hard work put in (for remakes),” he said.
His soon-to-be-released film, ‘Bol Bachchan', a rom-com starring Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin and Prachi Desai, is inspired by the 1979 flick, ‘Gol Maal'. The film is expected to release on July 6.