Mumbai: Director Sajid Khan, whose third directorial venture “Housefull 2” is ready to hit the screens, says he is confident the film will be a blockbuster as he makes films by placing himself in the audience’s seat.
“Only a good film will work. If my film is not good then it will not work beyond Monday. But I can say it with a lot of confidence that this film (‘Housefull 2’) is a blockbuster. I am not saying this because this is my film but because I have made this film according to the audience. Every film I make, I make it as an audience,” the 40-year-old said here at a promotional event for “Housefull 2”.
Sajid says it’s the family audiences that make a film a hit.
“The day my film does not work, then no matter how many tie ups I do, it will not work at all. It will work when you people go and watch it with your family,” he said.
The cast of the film, releasing April 6, is known as ‘dirty dozen’ and it comprises Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Riteish Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade, Shazahn Padamsee, Jacqueline Fernandez, Asin Thottumkal, Zarine Khan, Boman Irani, Mithun Chakraborty, Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor.
Sajid says he doesn’t measure his film’s success on the basis of box office collection or reviews, rather by the audiences’ reaction.
“Quite honestly, success doesn’t mean five star rating nor does it mean box-office collection. I think all the people on the stage have faced failure and success at some point of time in their career.
“I think the most important thing in life is getting the love and acceptance of the audience. It does not always come with success. It comes with the connection of the big screen and the audience. For me, that connection is important even if I am behind the camera. So that is success for me and not reviews, awards and collections,” he added.