Clash between Sanjay and Imran is the USP of 'Kidnap': Sanjay Gadhvi

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New Delhi, Oct 5 (UNI) It may have made waves for its glamorous scenes featuring the beautiful Minissha Lamba but 'Kidnap' director Sanjay Gadhvi is of the view that it is the clash between Sanjay Dutt and the nation's new heartthrob Imran Khan that aroused tremendous audience curiosity in the film.

''The clash between Imran and Sanjay is the USP of 'Kidnap'.

When you work with Sanju, you get experience, with Imran you get enthusiasm. When you get both these qualities, it becomes easy for the director,'' Gadhvi told UNI here.

In the Capital in connection with the promotion of the film, Gadhvi, who earlier directed the blockbuster action thriller 'Dhoom' and its equally successful sequel, said 'Kidnap' was an attempt to move away from slick and stylish action thrillers like 'Dhoom'.

''It has not been a concerted effort on my part to make action thrillers like 'Dhoom'. In fact, 'Kidnap' has been made to move away from 'Dhoom'. 'Dhoom' fell into my lap by accident. However, it turned out to be such a blockbuster that we had to make its sequel 'Dhoom 2'.

With 'Kidnap', I'm taking a gentle turn. It's more about drama, about people. While the two 'Dhoom' films had fantastic kind of action, 'Kidnap' has real action,'' Gadhvi said.

Gadhvi said that unlike 'Dhoom' and 'Dhoom 2' which were feel good thrillers, 'Kidnap' was a dark film. Gadhvi ''Kidnap is an unusual film.

''There is no precedent to it in Indian films. It's a dark film, very grim. The film has too many new things and that's reason for nervousness too. The basic is about the emotion of the film. I'm asking along with the writer whether committing a crime makes one a criminal. However, we're not preaching anything,' he says.

Talking about Imran, Gadhvi said,' my film is very different from his debut 'Jaane tu..'. I didn't see the film earlier and was shocked to see him in 'Jaane tu..' because his role in 'Kidnap' is very challenging with a lot of hatred.'' When asked whether Imran would be accepted in a dark, brooding role after his lover boy image in his debut film, the director said, ''an actor begins to have an image only after at least ten releases. Hats off to Imran to have selected 'Kidnap'. It was a very difficult role for him. it's the opposite of what he actually is as a person. His character is not mad or sick. Your heart goes out to him at the end of my film.'' On Sanjay Dutt's role, Gadhvi says, ''I told Sanju why is it that you're always palying a bhai? You're so stylish in real life.

So, I gave him this role of the richest man on earth whose daughter gets kidnapped by Imran Khan.'' About Minissha's role, the famous filmmaker said, ''In this film, Minissha ek naye pack mein uplabdh hain (Minissha is available in a new pack). She's going to surprise a lot of people with this film. I'll reveal a secret. It's a tricky role, not a glamorous one for Minissha at all.'' Sanjay Gadhvi regards Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino as number one director of all times and 'Pulp Fiction' as number one movie of all times.


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