For the next one month, filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia turns into an actor completely. He will be shooting for two acting projects every day.
"I am reviving the days of Shashi Kapoor and Govinda who did more than one shift per day. No actor does double shifts any more. I guess I am a unique actor in every sense," quips Dhulia.
"Yes, I am completely into acting for the next one month. Though that doesn't make me a complete actor," quips Dhulia. "I'll be facing the camera on two mediums, cinema and television, for the rest of April and half of May."
While in Nikhil Advani's feature film Hero, Dhulia plays a sympathetic character, in Endemol's soap about the ups and downs in an influential business family, Dhulia is featured in a negative role.
"I shot with Bachchan Saab for four days. Now I've to shoot regularly with him for a month. It isn't easy for even veteran actors to face the camera with this legend. So you can imagine my plight," shudders the director.
No direction for Dhuliauntil the end of May.
"I start directing Yaara from from June. The main cast is in place now," says Dhulia.
For a while it seemed Irrfan Khan would not have the dates for Yaara."But we've managed to accommodate one another," says Dhulia.