BHOOTHNATH fame director Vivek Sharma is on cloud nine these days. Post the film's release Vivek is experiencing a new high in his life. Though BHOOTHNATH may not have, in real sense, given a super hit tag to the debutant director, but the film has been well received and appreciated by the audience at large. It in fact has benefited the director by leaps & bounds. Wondering how? Here's the answer. Apparently this one film old director Vivek has signed on not one but as many as five different prestigious projects immediately post BHOOTHNATH's success.
The first on the list of direction is Vashu Bhagnani's KAL KISNE DEKHA which will mark the debut of Vashu's son Jacky. Than is Studio 18 and finally Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision. The benevolent bhoot in BHOOTHNATH seems to have worked wonders for Vivek.
Apart from these projects, Vivek also has some other projects in the pipeline like with T- series and the buzz is that Tips has also approached Vivek. Almost all big banners and corporate houses have offered to work this creative film director with big signing amounts and don't be surprised if you hear an announcement from SRK's Red Chilies and Big B's ABCL too.
To begin your career with someone like Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan by your side is half the battle won. Vivek Sharma, on the success of his directorial debut says 'It's a great feeling to have tasted success in your very first attempt and in addition to that, to be associated with the two top notch superstars of the film fraternity, that itself gives you a high.'
'Bhoothnath will always remain very close to my heart and I will always remember what Amitabh ji told me- Don't go by the words of others, instead introspect your work which will help you in the longer run,' says Vivek. When asked whether he paid heed to Big B's golden advice? 'Of course, I feel visual narration and screen staging are some areas where I will have to work on.' Quipped Vivek.
When asked about the response he got from the people in the industry, he says, 'I was both surprised and honored, when veterans like Ashutosh Gowarikar, Jaya Bachchan and Aziz Mirza praised my work and efforts.'
Workaholic to the core, Vivek is already engrossed with Vashu Bhagnani's Kal Kisne Dekhaa. To which Vivek says, 'Jacky Bhagnani would be launched in Kal Kisne Dekha which is a romantic thriller. The film would also introduce Vaishali Desai in the lead role. In addition, there is a surprise element in the form of Rishi Kapoor who would play a role he has never done before.' The buzz is that this film has cameos from few of the finest actors from Bollywood and these names are being slated to big pretty Big.
Shedding some light on his future projects Vivek informs, 'I am turning producer very soon and wanting to collaborate with one of the biggest presenter. Talks are on and soon you will hear big announcement from FILMZONNE, with a film, which will take Indian Cinema to another level. Then for another movie of mine with Ashtavinayak's DIL Can Fly'€”Idhar Udhar, I have signed Govinda. It is a multi-starrer, romantic-comedy which will go on floors by February."
It is interesting to note that Vivek has worked really hard for his way up to the ladder. The talented Director started his career as an assistant for industry giant Mahesh Bhatt and assisted him on films like Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke ,Gumraah ,Naraaz ,Tadipaar ,Chahat Gentleman ,Najaayaz ,Gunaah ,Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayi, Milan, Sir. He was also associated with many prestigious projects such as Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Duplicate, Angaarey, Criminal. Vivek also worked on post production design on big films like Karan Johar's Kuch Kuch Hota Hai , Chalte Chalte by Aziz Mirza,Farah Khan's in Main Hoon Na ,and Paheli directed by Amol Palekar.
He has not only tried his hand at direction but is equally good in scripting 'Love You Hamesha' was written by him. Vivek has directed many successful Television Commercials like Hyundai's SANTRO ZIP DRIVE with Korean Agency having Shahrukh Khan as the lead model and Ayur's 'SAANWLI SALONI', a fairness cream launched by TVC. He is associated with several Red Chillies commercials for brands like - PEPSI, VIDEOCON, Hyundai GETZ, UNICEF's Polio Campaign, etc.
It is Vivek's vision towards fine cinema that is leading him to success and big names in the Bollywood are associating with him for work. Let's see how far Vivek's next project would take him.