Stars like Salman Khan are a safe bet for producer: Kabir Khan

Ek Tha Tiger

Basking in the success of his last release, Salman Khan-starrer Ek Tha Tiger, director Kabir Khan says his next film will also have a Bollywood star as they are a safe bet for the producers.

Before Ek Tha Tiger, Kabir had worked with Katrina Kaif, John Abraham and Neil Nitin Mukesh in New York (2009) and with Arshad Warsi and John Abraham in Kabul Express (2006).

"I think... my upcoming film will be star-driven. The two ideas that I am working on would require reasonable budget and have recognised stars. It won't be with newcomers. If the budget is high then I would need a big star as the producer wants his or her investment to be safe. Till I lock the idea I can't talk much about it," Kabir said without divulging any further details.

"I am doing a film with Sajid Nadiadwala. He is one of the producers with whom I would be working. But we haven't announced the film as yet. I am working on a couple of ideas and once we lock the idea and the stars, we would announce it," Kabir said.

The director feels that after the success of Ek Tha Tiger, it has become relatively easy for him to meet producers and actors to present his ideas.

"Fortunately or unfortunately commercial success is a big element of recognition in our industry. So, when a film like Ek Tha Tiger does the kind of numbers it did, somewhere I get an access to producers and actors and be able to present my ideas in a stronger way and have the freedom to do anything I want to," Kabir said.

"Any film that is successful makes you feel happy and satisfied," he said.

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