During the shoot of the last year’s release, the action-drama Khuda Haafiz, director Faruk Kabir collaborated with action star Vidyut Jammwal for the first time. The collaboration extended beyond the camera as well and the two became really close friends. Currently, the duo is in Lucknow shooting for the sequel to their last year’s release, which is titled Khuda Haafiz: Chapter 2. The film went on floors in July.
Talking about his actor, Faruk is all praise for him. “Vidyut has surrendered himself to the process of creating his character. He looks at this process with a lot of seriousness and focus like it’s an ibaadat for him. We have that jugalbandi that a director and actor should have. When energies are such at a set, it reflects in the work,” he insists.
In April this year, Vidyut also jumped into production with his own company Action Hero Films. Ask Faruk about the growth of his friend in the industry, and he says proudly, “Vidyut is undergoing an interesting evolution as an actor and also as a person who is associated with the film industry. It fills me with pride and happiness to see my friend go through it. I have seen him grow closely for the last one-and-a-half years and I like this beautiful evolution of him.”
Faruk insists that both of them share a similar approach towards their work due to the similarity in their journey. “Both of us don’t take anything for granted and maybe that is because of the kinds of struggles we both have had in life. We receive everything with a lot of gratitude,” he says.
So, now with Vidyut turning producer, can we expect a collaboration between the two friends under his banner? “Whenever Vidyut wants me, I will be standing on one foot for him,” he concludes with a smile.
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