Jimmy Sheirgill: Aazam is one of the finest screenplays that I have ever read – Exclusive | Hindi Movie News
What’s your new movie Aazam about?
Aazam is mainly a narrative of 1 night time in Mumbai the place a sequence of occasions shake up the whole underworld, political system and the police power. Nobody understands what’s occurring and who’s doing it. The fantastic thing about Aazam is its screenplay. It is likely one of the most interesting screenplays that I’ve learn in Hindi films. Shravan Kumar is a really gifted director.
Have been you reluctant to signal the movie and why?
Initially, I used to be instructed that it’s a narrative of 1 night time. Whenever you hear night time, you think about you’ll be taking pictures by means of 30 to 40 nights straight. My entire system will get shaken up with night time shifts. I’ve executed many movies like that, a few of them had been about ghosts and what not. Aisi filmon ke liye shoot karte-karte aadmi khud bhoot bann jaata hai (One turns right into a ghost whereas taking pictures for such movies). I wish to get up early within the morning. So, I’m slightly reluctant with regards to night time shoots. It has purely obtained to do with well being and nothing else.
What modified your thoughts?
I had conveyed my reluctance to do Aazam. However my group is aware of that I like to learn scripts. Even when you have narrated a movie to me and I preferred it, I’d nonetheless ask for a sure script to learn as a result of I really like studying. And it provides me a wonderful thought as to what sort of story I’m moving into.
So, a while handed and I used to be simply taking a look at a pile of scripts to learn from. A type of was written intimately and that too in Devanagari Hindi. In any other case, scripts are normally written in roman Hindi. So, I assumed I ought to learn it. I learn a few pages and obtained hooked on it. I learn the entire script in a single go. I’m a fan of thrillers. I really like to look at and skim thrillers.
I referred to as my supervisor instantly and requested whose script it was. My supervisor mentioned that it was somebody I had mentioned ‘no’ to. I instructed my supervisor to contact Shravan and inform him that if he hasn’t already solid anybody else, I’m doing the movie. I’m prepared to offer him 80 nights as an alternative of 40, if want be. And if he had solid another person, I used to be able to do one other function that hadn’t been solid. I needed to be part of Aazam, as a result of I had that respect for the author.
Did you convey the compliments to the author Shravan Kumar?
It was in a while that I came upon that Shravan Kumar was additionally the director. That makes our job slightly simpler as a result of the director has scripted his imaginative and prescient. I instructed Shravan that, even when he achieves 50 p.c of what he had written on paper whereas directing the film, he’ll win the battle.
How essential is the director for you whereas assessing a movie? You may have labored with numerous new administrators prior to now as nicely.
It’s in regards to the timing. Whether or not it was Aanand L Rai’s first movie (Strangers, 2007) or Tigmanshu Dhulia’s first movie (Haasil, 2003). Issues obtained aligned. I really feel completely satisfied that every one these administrators have achieved a lot. I’ve by no means mentioned no to a director as a result of he was new.