By A. Kameshwari
New Delhi, Jan. 6 (ANI): Bollywood director Bejoy Nambiar is fairly new to the industry, if we just look at his filmography.
However, his 2013 film ‘David’ was sufficient to grab Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s attention on the young director’s caliber which eventually gave him the opportunity of directing the film ‘Wazir.’
“Vidhu Vinod Chopra had seen David and then he called me. We jammed on other scripts but nothing worked out. But when I was about to say good-bye, he gave three scripts to me out of which one was ‘Wazir.’ The moment I read the script I wanted to direct the film and Vidhu sir gave me the opportunity to do so. Then we started to work on the adaptation which took two years,” Bejoy told ANI.
The director, who is known for his short-film ‘Reflection’, says he feels fortunate about being offered the film when the makers had several stalwarts to choose from.
On being asked about his experience of directing Amitabh Bachchan, Bejoy said the opportunity of working with Big B did intimidate him.
He said, “To direct someone like Amitabh sir is intimidating but having said that when we all were on the set we were in tune with what we have to do. So, on the set, I was directing Omkarnath Dhar not Mr. Bachchan.”
Bejoy is excited and nervous about the response from the audience but delighted that ‘Wazir’ is the first film of 2016. (ANI)