Knowing the pulse of the audience and the DNA of a debutante is surely the forte of film-maker Sajid Nadiadwala. An impeccable track record with recent hits like Judwaa 2, Dishoom, Housefull 3 and a hat-trick of hits with Tiger Shroff, whom he launched with blockbuster Heropanti followed by Baaghi franchise, is proof of his mettle.
All eyes are now on the next stud from his star-making stable. In the early 90s, Suniel Shetty signed his debut film with Nadiadwala Grandson’s Waqt Hamara Hai which made him a superstar overnight and now after 2 decades, it’s his son Ahan Shetty’s turn to start off with the same banner.
Talking about it, Suniel said, It seems just like yesterday when I started off with Sajid. He first spotted me as an actor, but today he was my first choice to launch my son. That’s how much I respect him & his passion for cinema.”
Much aware of the two stalwarts in his life, one at home and the other steering his career, Ahan mentioned, “I feel blessed that the start of my career, is actually a continuation of a journey that Sajid Sir and my Dad share. It makes me doubly responsible & gives me more strength to live up to their expectations.”
Known for his discerning skills whilst green lighting projects, Sajid expressed, “Since I was launching Suniel’s son, I felt as responsible as I would be for my own son. After working on umpteen scripts we finally identified and purchased the rights of RX100, which we are now customising for Ahan’s first film. He is a very hardworking and focused individual. It’s a cult subject, ideal for a dream debut.”
A trend-setting plot featuring a newcomer with pedigree, is the perfect setting for Sajid Nadiadwala to gift the industry yet another Star in 2019