Fenil and Bollywood

“I will always be indebted to Karan Johar” – Soham Shah (Director of LUCK)

Posted on: June 30, 2009

By Taran Adarsh, June 30, 2009 – 08:27 IST

Soham Shah He mysteriously disappeared after his debut film KAAL released. But LUCK seems to have brought Soham Shah back. “After parting from Dharma Productions, I had to start my struggle all over again. A lot of people took advantage of the situation, considering the controversy that followed our split [Karan Johar and Soham parted on a bitter note]. Something would always go wrong at the last minute and I was ‘out of work’ for almost four years, till LUCK happened,” Soham reminisces.

That Soham and Karan Johar had a bitter split is known to all and sundry, but according to Soham, it was a professional decision he took at that stage in life and he doesn’t regret it one bit. “I am whatever I am because of Karan Johar and will always be indebted to him for that,” says Soham with a lot of gratitude.

So how did it finally work out with Shree Ashtavinayak? “A friend [Rafi Kazi] wanted me to meet Rajbhai [Mehta], which I initially refused since it had become difficult to judge who was fake and who wasn’t. But after my first meeting with Rajbhai, I felt some weight in his talks and that’s how we went ahead with the film,” Soham states, “Somewhere, I have to give maximum credit to Sanjay Dutt for making this work. He believed in me and supported me whole-heartedly.”

LUCK stars A-listers like Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan, Mithun Chakrabarty and Danny Denzongpa. But what stands out is Ravi Kishan, who has been cast in a crucial role. “When I watched ‘Big Boss’, I could see a relation between him and the character he plays in the film. Even the people at Ashtavinayak were initially hesitant, but after we gave him a makeover [to look the character], everyone was unanimous that he was the right choice,” Soham says.

The talented director now has two more scripts under construction and one of them is meant for Sanjay Dutt’s production house. Well Soham, hope LUCK’s on your side this time around!

BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM

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