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March 23, 2013

Sajid Khan on remakes, blockbusters, and his allergy to film critics

Filed under: Video Vault — Rajeev @ 12:15 am

In this interview, television personality and film director Sajid Khan talks about remakes, blockbusters, and his allergy to movie critics. Khan, who has just directed his take on the 1983 hit Himmatwala also explains why it’s unfair to compare him with his siblings Farah Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar.

(This interview first aired on CNN-IBN)


  1. great to watch the best critic interview the worst director. i have no idea how sajid khan and farah khans films work directors like these are taking the level of hindi cinema backwards.he says he makes movies for audience cmon man.he says he has never assisted nor went to any film institutes he doesnt really have to say that it reflects in his films. no offense to sajid but yaar acchi filmein banao log woh bhi dekhenge thodi to mehnat kar lo yaar

    Comment by cyberpunk — March 23, 2013 @ 2:51 am

  2. this dude has a very twisted sense of humor who lives in his delusional world and if movies r like meals….you remember when u eat a good meal….he makes movies for stupid audience like himself….grrr!

    Comment by alok — March 23, 2013 @ 3:31 am

  3. oh rajeev how i love your interviews..you man, just couldnt stop your laughing right!!!haha haha..sajid is one big headed person,although he couldnt answer your last question about 3 idiots..he just said whatever came in his pea brain just to prove he knows audience’s pulse more than any one else out there..haha..you made my day rajeev..

    Comment by indrani — March 23, 2013 @ 4:35 am

  4. why doesnt he admit that he can not make good movies

    Comment by chetan — March 23, 2013 @ 9:41 am

  5. his movies does not matter………most arrogant and worst director evr

    Comment by rahul — March 23, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

  6. I enjoyed this interview very much, good job Rajeev, as always. I understand that Sajid Khan does not make great cinema but whatever he makes work. His cinema is seen by more people than some of the most significantly superior cinemas that come out every year. But the fact is those superior movies are most often seen by very few people. I am sure if you ask most of those better directors- “what do you want?” And they will say that they want the maximum number of audience to see their film. Call him delusional or over confident, the one fact everyone should acknowledge that Sajid Khan’s cinema works, I think this achievement of his must be recognized and he deserves a lot of credit for making cinema that gets watched!

    Comment by Hasan Chowdhury — March 23, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

  7. yes yes i was right about him…. he is most arrogant person in the indian cinema….
    he most overconfidence person i ever seen… but he forgot ” parbat per chadne wale ko a yaad rakhna chahiye ke uske raste main aage dhalaan bhi aati hai”…. i love to see when he give 2-3 floops in row.. i know he will leave direction because he has huge ego also……

    Comment by khalil pathan — March 23, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

  8. There is nothing right or wrong. As long as the market exists, certain movies will continue to be made. I personally dislike formulated movies but as long as there are people to watch it I can’t say ‘don’t watch it’ to them.

    Comment by Chaitanya — March 23, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

  9. After a really long time I had FUN watching an interview. I have only seen Hey Baby and found it waste of money, at least for cinema hall. But after three films, I have started admiring this guy. He is not fake and does not talk down of audience. And lets agree to it that there is space for all kinds of films and his film at least make the money and entertainment that he promises. Sajid Khan type of films is now a brand and I am so jealous of him. I will surely be watching HIMMATWALA, only for him and those cheesy dialogues in the trailer. 😛

    Comment by Bhavdeep Singh Chadha — March 23, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

  10. Sajid Khan is SHIT. And you have proved it.
    Sajid Khan can never make a good movie. I will never watch his movies.
    He has no knowledge of what audience wants at all. He just creates hype around his movies.
    No one remembers his movies. His movies are worst meals that we can ever have, and will never repeat/visit again.
    We have BANNED his movies totally.
    Himmatwala will be the start of his downfall. He is never going to be a director whose movies people would want to watch. Not in theatres. Not on television. Not even on pirated DVDs.
    As rightly pointed out by Masand Sajid is an encyclopedia of cinema alas of no use to anyone including himself which reflects in his movies which if compared with a cow dung will prove even worse than it …. In fact I m insulting cow dung … I should have said “shit” …
    And please mind Sajid … we r also so called AUDIENCE …. !!!!!

    Comment by Mahesh — March 24, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

  11. Ouch…. Unfortunately this time Himmatwala is going to get atleast 3 stars irrespective of how crappy it will be. Masand has a habit of giving good stars and praising the positive aspects of movies where he has interviewed with the directors, actors etc.

    Comment by Sapan — March 26, 2013 @ 9:47 am

  12. Hey Babby 2 Stars
    Housefull 1.5 Stars
    Housefull 2 1 star
    Himmatwala 0.5 star???

    Comment by Sapan — March 26, 2013 @ 10:02 am

  13. Mr. Sajid Khan ,

    You can never make movies ! Go home , you are drunk !

    Comment by Ashrith Shetty — March 26, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

  14. nice interview… and great words from sajith khan

    me to agrees that munna Bhai 1 was too better than 3Idiots

    Comment by Bony George — March 27, 2013 @ 9:05 am

  15. He is so frickin arrogant man!!! He makes film for 5-10 yr olds!!! c’mon Sajid!! His movies are full of cheap antics, i hope no 5 yr old gets to watch it…i rem him hosting Eikke-pe-eikka or something and criticizing movies left right and center…i thought he would make a good director but now he directing worst trash than ever…i can see another David Dhawan in the making 🙂

    Comment by Eric Cartman — March 27, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

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