By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
Champagne bottles are being uncorked in dozens as Vipul Shah along with his friends and family continue their week long celebrations with Singh Is Kinng taking a record breaking weekend opening all over. Was he really foreseeing the film to take such a swashbuckling start all over even by the widest stretch of imagination?
"Frankly speaking, I wasn't", says Vipul honestly, "You never know which way the audience turns. You may feel that you have made a good film but there are so many factors which could pull it down. For example, on Monday, there were some shows in Mumbai which got impacted due to heavy rains. Now imagine something like this happening over the first weekend itself. Such unforeseen factors could make so much difference to a film's performance."
As one looks forward to an almost certain first week opening record of all times, Vipul Shah is already set to get started on his next project.
"Now it's time to begin shooting for London Dreams", says the soft spoken filmmaker who has tasted blood with his very first production Singh Is Kinng, "After having another person direct a film, I am now raring to get behind the camera myself. In exactly a month from now, shooting would kick start for London Dreams. 14th September is going to be the D-day!"
Incidentally this would be Vipul's first film ever which won't star Akshay Kumar in the lead. While Akshay has played an integral role in the success of each of the four films coming from Vipul Shah (Aankhen, Waqt, Namastey London and Singh Is Kinng), London Dreams would be featuring Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan.
"It's going to be my first ever outing with both Salman and Ajay, I am looking forward to the experience", says Vipul who has now delivered four consecutive successful films in a short span of 6 years.
Buzz is that London Dreams is a story of two childhood friends, who struggle to become rock stars in London. The film was earlier supposed to be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi but the project was later shelved. Vipul Shah came into the picture a little later and took over the reins of the project. He is now producing as well as directing the film.
"It has been nice celebrating all along post the success of Singh Is Kinng. However, one can't continue to do that forever. Yes, I am cherishing the success which has come my way but it should be business as usual in quick time. It is going to be quite an engaging season from here on since I am planning to bring the film somewhere in May/June 2009 timeframe. That's less than a year", concludes Vipul.