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Feroze on Fool N Final

Published: Friday, June 1, 2007, 12:41 [IST]

The exotic locations are always the USP of a Feroze Nadiadwala Production. What is your favourite location from Fool N Final?
In this movie there's a fight sequence with Sunny in mid air...It was risky and dangerous. Some of the specialists that Ahmed called for...one guy who has done action sequences for Gladiator...even he had second thoughts about going 100 feet high platform suspended in mid air over the sea. But Sunny...he didn't say anything...he was very confident....and he encouraged other people to go up....that was a good location and a risky location....and the action had come out very well. Sunny was very helpful, very encouraging. And the action was meticulously planned between Allan Amin and Ahmed. Good job.

[an error occurred while processing this directive] There's a lot of buzz surrounding Mike Tyson's presence in the film...
My brother Mushtaq suggested... he said that since Sunny is an unlicensed boxing fighter in the movie we can get Mike Tyson for the movie....and we worked on it and Mashallah it worked....

Mike is known to be temperamental...how was your experience with him?
He is huge. I've seen it in Las Vegas. People of all ages, elderly people, teenage, youngsters running towards him out of love, affection and respect....I've seen mothers give their young child in his arms to take a photo. And I've seen Mike oblige, be kind and humble with everyone. It was not an experience, it was a revelation. It was great. The great man is highly disciplined, very focused...very respectful.

Tyson is reportedly under a lot of debt....what kind of remuneration did he receive for his services?
Remuneration was secondary for us. What was important was to be able to find an opportunity where we can work with him. And that God willing worked out.

There have been reports that you've been getting calls from the Underworld...
It happens...its ok...

Alright...what is the USP of Fool N Final and why do you think people should watch it?
It's a clean family entertainer....we try as a company not to have any double meaning or crass dialogues, no blood or any kind of cheap dresses or vulgar dance movements. We make a conscious effort to avoid all these things in our movies as a production. And plus we try to make sure that there is a very visible sensibility in the narration of the film. Sometimes what happens is that when you have big stars you tend to override certain things. But there has to be a certain grain of sensibility in the narrative and the screenplay of the film.

What are your future projects?
We have nice projects lined up. At least five movies for the coming year. Anees Bazmee's movie Welcome is releasing in the next few months. Then Anees Bazmee is directing Hera Pheri - 4. Then we have Prakash Jha, Ahmed Khan, Rumi Jaffrey and two more projects which are almost finalized.

Hera pheri part-4...what happened to part third?
There is no Hera Pheri-3. That is the Hera Pheri (laughs). We want people to ask what happened to Hera Pheri - 3. That will create response and curiosity. That in itself is a marketing attempt.

Why do you think Hera Pheri as a brand or franchise has clicked with masses so much?
Clean, black and sensible humour. The narrative has to be sensible. The movie is a direct reflection of the people who are making it. No questions should be asked after the movie releases.

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Topics: ayesha takia, johny lever, paresh rawal, shahid kapoor, fool n final, firoz nadiadwala, sameera reddy, hera pheri, vivek oberoi
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