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Kaizad Gustad

On his forthcoming film, Boom

Kaizad Gustad
Kaizad Gustad
Is it true that you have Julia Roberts, Brooke Shields and Bo Derek in Boom?
We have Bo Derek, not the others.

What made you zero down on Amitabh Bachchan as the fourth hero?
We were looking for someone to bail me out and we went for him. I knew he was the perfect actor to play the gangster, the biggest one of the lot.

How difficult was it to work with models like Madhu Sapre, Padma Lakshmi and Catrina Keif?
It wasn't at all. They are playing models in the film too and it was interesting.

What's the film's USP?
The fact that it has everybody from Zeenat to Amitabh to Bo Derek, and three superstar models. This kind of combination hasn't worked before. It will be interesting to see how it does.

Are you happy with the result?
I'm very happy.

Has the film been executed as you visualised it or did it grow while in the making, like the inclusion of Bo Derek etc?
Everything grows in the making. But on the day you start, you have to be open to spontaneity and improvisation. I had a fantastic cast so it made my life easier to do that.

How cooperative were the Shroffs as producers?
I was very lucky to get someone who really believed in the movie in Ayesha Shroff. She backed me to the hilt.

What went wrong with Pooja Bhatt?
Nothing really. She was very busy, and we had to wait till we got permission to shoot in the Burjalarab (a Dubai hotel). Our schedules were clashing. And we parted ways amicably.

When will we see the film?
In December.

Why isn't Naseeruddin Shah in this film?
He has a small cameo role and I'm going to Prague to shoot just him.

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