Kabir Khan: “Phantom is a new commercial cinema”
Kabir Khan is very well to be celebrating the great success of his last film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ (2015) but he’s also gearing up for his next movie ‘Phantom’ at the end of this month. The director has said both films are different from each other but that he’s happy with how ‘Phantom’ has turned out.
“Today people like films which are true to their genres. If a genre supports dance, a love angle, songs, it is fine. But if it doesn’t support, one should avoid putting it forcefully. My gut feeling says that Phantom is a new commercial cinema,” said Khan, according to Absolute India.
“It has got the backdrop of 26/11 which is a date Indians can never forget. In real world, justice hardly seems to be happening. But at least in cinema, there is some sort of closure. And therefore, I think a lot of people will identify with the film,” he added.
When asked whether he expects ‘Phantom’ to do the same business as ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, Khan frankly says, “I don’t expect the same business out of Phantom. It’s unfair to say that. Bajrangi Bhaijaan obviously had different parameters. Phantom is a completely different film. If I start taking my film’s box-office success seriously, then I will be stuck. I don’t want to keep doing only certain types of films”.
‘Phantom’ stars Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif and will release on 28th August.