News|December 23, 2011 11:39 am

Rajeev Khandelwal: I benefit from new filmmakers

Rajeev Khandelwal who has been doing selected films, feels he benefits from the debutants passion for filmmaking,

Even for his the debut film ‘Aamir’, Rajeev worked under the debut direction Rajkumar Gupta, second film of Rajeev ‘Shaitan’ als was under new directed Bejoy Nambiar, and ‘Soundtrack’ was under Neerav Ghosh, who also debuted with the film as a director,

Rajeev said,

As far as newcomers are concerned, I invest in someone who has the knowledge of filmmaking, someone who has a great script and content to offer,

I have worked with people who had been running around with their scripts for four to five years, wanting to make a film. I work with new directors because I know I will benefit from their passion. I am not vary or nervous about it at all,

Rajeev worked on small and big screen, and got sccess in both, he says that his career path has always been unplanned,

I have never thought about what kind of an image I want to build. I really don’t know what kind of films I would do in future; I don’t know what I want to do on TV next. My choice of work is never a conscious decision,

Rajeev started his career as an actor in 2003 with the Ekta Kapoor’s TV show ‘Kahin Toh Hoga’, when the show was at the peak of popularity, and Rajeev was the most loved and famous actor of small screen, he chose to quit the show and took a ris, after that he chose to take another TV show ‘Left Right Left’ as Captain Rajveer Singh Shekhawat,

after that he shifted to big screen with his first film ‘Aamir’, he always felt that he want to do films with human connect, he said,

I want to do films with human connect, but not really issue-based films. I also wish to direct films which have human connect to it. I can’t do projects where my role is not humane and I don’t even enjoy watching such films,

Rajeev mooved to big screen but has not left small screen, he hosted controversial show ‘Sach Ka Saamna’, and now the second season too,

He said,

When we started the show, we had never thought that it would end up creating controversy. I knew this is a great show and would work well among the audience. I don’t know why the controversy happened.

It’s not that the show worked because of the controversies. It was quite popular even before that. I went into a lot of debates and realised that it was nothing but hypocrisy, and trying to shield their own insecurities,

Talking about the second season being aired on ‘Life OK’, he said,

The intention is not to create a revolution against corruption, or teach or preach. It’s just an attempt to make you think about it, and we may start talking about it. After all, change happens when we start to talk about it.

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