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Suneil Shetty: “My Son Is 25  Times  Better Than Me In His First Film”

Proud  father Suniel Shetty cannot stop  marveling at son Ahan’s debut in Milan Luthria’s Tadap.  “The opening  surprised  all of us.

Of course as  a father  I was hopeful that  my son’s film  would get an opening. But the numbers surpassed  all our expectations. The opening is most surprising  for a film starring a newcomer. The  messages and  calls have  not stopped since  Tadap opened on Friday.”

 When I tell  Suniel  it  is  because  of    the goodwill that audiences have  for him he agrees only partially. “Of course the fact that Ahan is  my son has  encouraged  audiences  to  go and see Tadap. But to  get such numbers  during these hard times is not easy.More than me it’s  the  content. I think  audiences  today are  too smart to make that effort to go to  a theatre to  see  a film just to see somebody’s son.”

So what   according to Suniel Shetty  was the  deciding factor for the for audience to see Tadap? “The script, the  content. We  knew we were  going with an unusual plotline for  Ahan’s debut, and  it paid off. Plus, of course, the songs were popular from before the  film’s release.”

 Ahan seems  to be  far more confident  and skilled in his first film than Suneil was in  his debut film Balwaan 20 years  ago.

The  proud father responds, “Ahan is  25  times better  in  Tadap than  I was in Balwaan  .When I  came  into films I knew  nothing about camera angles, cues and dialogue delivery. Ahan has come prepared.”

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