It was way back in 2006 when Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Jaan-e-Mann’ had released. A well made film, it couldn’t cover much distance due to its heads-on clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s Don. This was the last time when producer Sajid Nadiadwala went home disappointed.
9 years, 10 films and around Rs. 8 billion at the box office later, he is enjoying a golden run, what with each of his subsequent films tuning out to be a good commercial success. Now one looks forward to his next release ‘Tamasha’ making it 11 in a row.
Comments a trade source, “It has been a dream outing for Sajid. Period. Just look at the films he has put together in these years. With ‘Heyy Babyy’, ‘Housefull’ and ‘Housefull 2’, he made three clean hits with Akshay Kumar and director Sajid Khan. In fact Akshay also enjoyed his biggest opening of that time with ‘Kambakkth Ishq’. The songs of Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Anjaana Anjaana’ are one of the best to have come out of his banner Nadiadwala Grandson. Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Highway’ is one of the most acclaimed films of the decade so far and positioned Sajid in a different light.”
“This isn’t all as even with newcomers, he delivered a clean hit with Sabbir Khan bringing together Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon for ‘Heropanti’. Another Rs. 1 billion success came his way with Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘2 States’, which he made in collaboration with Karan Johar. The icing on the cake was ‘Kick’, which Sajid himself directed, and in the process entered the Rs. 2 billion club. His last release ‘Phantom’ brought Saif Ali Khan out of a bad phase as the film managed good opening and also wide critical acclaim. He has been putting his money on the right subjects and right people,” he continued.
No wonder, all eyes are now on ‘Tamasha’ as it is expected that the trio of Imtiaz Ali, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone would again deliver for Sajid Nadiadwala. While the producer has spared no expense in making sure that this turns out to be one of the major biggies to hit the screens before the close of year, the verdict would be out next Friday (November 27) once the film releases all over.