Rohit Shetty: "I owe Abhishek a hit"
'Zameen' was Rohit's directorial debut film starring the Bol Bachchan duo (Abhishek and Ajay) in the lead. But after its failure, Rohit Shetty changed gears and made comedy films carving a niche for himself.
Abhishek who has been with him in his thick and thin of life was at the receiving end when Rohit offered him 'Bol Bachchan'. He says after the failure of 'Zameen' he deserves a hit from him and hopefully 'Bol Bachchan' will be the one.
"I owe Abhishek a hit. Zameen bombed. We had made that film in two years and I was almost written off. The film failed because of many production issues but its failure is my responsibility as I was helming the project," Rohit said.
Further disclosing about the friends who stood by him, he confessed that Abhishek will get his share of success in coming days, "When Zameen bombed, Ajay stood by me, that's how Golmaal could happen. The same is happening with Abhishek but he is a good actor. It's not fair to keep comparing him to his legendary father, actor Amitabh. Once one of Abhi's films work, people will say he is back, just like they did with Akshay Kumar. I will be happy if 'Bol Bachchan' is that film for him. I felt very guilty when our earlier film did't work," added Rohit.
The film is slated to release on July 6.