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Ahmed Khan On Turning Producer With Aditya Not Tiger



The  announcement on Monday morning  of  Ahmed Khan collaborating with Zee Studios for an action film  Om:  The  Battle Within  starring  Aditya Roy Kapoor came  as a surprise . Isn’t Ahmed  already directing two other big films?

He laughs  with childlike  enthusiasm at his full plate . “I know! I’ve to start my dear friend SajidNadiadwala’s Heropanti 2 with Tiger Sroff and Tara Sutaria. Then I  also have  Baaghi 4  with Tiger  . The heroine is yet to be  decided. Now  there’s  Om with Aditya.But I am not directing this one, only  producing it.”

Ahmed turns producer with Om.”My wife Shaira and I  are joining  hands with Zee Studios to produce  Om. It’s a  big leap forward for me.”

Heropanti 2  and Om will start at around the same time  in December. “It could be either  first. Both the  projects  are  being readied for an  early shooting.”
After Tiger  Shroff, Ahmed  feels  Aditya Roy Kapoor is  the  next action hero. “He is  fully fit and  raring to  go. It’s  an out-and-out action film. Full  of  untried  stunts.I’ve picked  KapilVerma   to direct  Om. Kapil is the son of the great  action director Tinu Verma  with twenty years  of experience  behind him.”

Ahmed feels it  is  very important to  give opportunities to new talent. “Otherwise how will our film industry grow?We’ve to work with  new talent and also  provide new opportunities to established  talent.  We’ve  never seen Aditya Roy Kapur do  full-on action before.”

Ahmed  is  full of  admiration for Aditya.  “He is completely self-made and a very softspoken  boy. The songs in  his films  also become  hits. So I can breathe easy  about the  music of Om.”

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