No sibling rivalry over producing films: Tusshar Kapoor

Tusshar says he is not competing with his producer sister Ekta as they have independent outlook when it comes to films.

Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: February 23, 2012 3:47:46 pm

Actor Tusshar Kapoor who has don the co-producer’s hat for upcoming flick ‘Char Din Ki Chandni’ says he is not competing with his producer sister Ekta as they have independent outlook when it comes to films.

After producing immensely popular daily soaps on small screen,Ekta ventured into producing films; her debut movie being ‘Kyo Kii Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta’.

Ekta tasted success as a producer with ‘Kyaa Kool Hai Hum’,‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’,‘Love Sex aur Dhokha’,‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai’ and ‘The Dirty Picture’.

“As far as her (Ekta’s) mindset as a producer is concerned,she has different tastes so whenever I would approve of investing in a film,she may not agree to it or vice versa. But whenever I need marketing ideas I would go to her as she has brilliant ideas. I would talk to her about what we should do for promotion of ‘Char Din Ki Chandni’,” Tusshar said in an interview.

Tusshar,who is co-producing the upcoming romcom directed by Sameer Karnik,says there is no sibling rivalry.

“If I start something then there can’t be any rivalry as I have started it,it is not that we are buying films from outside…it is like we are making our own films. I don’t have any rivalry…she makes it (film) or I make it…it is all in the family,” the actor said.

“As far as criticism goes,she used to tell me that the kind of films I am doing is not right…It was a learning curve so it’s ok. Same way the kind of films she was producing,I used to tell her that they were not right for her. She also had to go through flops as a producer like I went through as an actor,” Tusshar said.

About his new role as a co-producer for ‘Char Din…’,the actor says,”I stepped in after seeing the film. It is just an agreement between Top Angle Productions and me. I have invested some money as far as promotion is concerned as that will be repaid when the film releases so whatever comes in the form of theatrical profits I will have a small share in that.”

For the time being,Tusshar would continue to produce only those films in which he would act.

“I would be partnering in those films where I am acting also. Of course the long term plan is to have the time to make films that don’t have me also in it,” the actor said.

“Being an actor in ‘Char Din Ki Chandni’ I could see the film and that’s why I could invest in it.”

‘Char Din ki Chandni’ directed by Samir Karnik of ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ fame is releasing on March 9.

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