Directors under 3-film contracts with Yashraj Films are known to quietly make their three films and move on.
But here’s a refreshing change in the protocol. Sanjay Gadhvi who made Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Dhoom and Dhoom 2 for Yashraj before moving on to greener pastures, is very deeply and indelibly connected with Yashraj even 6 years after he left the production house.
Gadhvi’s bonding with Aditya Chopra remains unbroken. This, despite the fact that Dhoom 3 which rightfully should have gone to Gadhvi is now being directed Vijay Krishna Acharya.
Says a source, “Gadhvi has remained close to Adi, so much so that he consults Adi for all important matters. The two are on the SMS with one another constantly both personally and professionally. When Gadhvi began shooting Ajab Ghazab Love for Vashu Bhagnani he kept Adi in the loop, letting him know his plans to direct the new film. And now when the film is complete Adi has agreed to watch Gadhvi’s film as soon as he finds the time.”
When one spoke to Sanjay Gadhvi on the matter he was reluctant to speak on his unbroken rapport with the very private Mr Aditya Chopra.
Finally Gadhvi said, “When did we ever stop connecting for people to think that I had broken away from Yashraj? I finished my 3-film contract with them and moved on. As simple as that. As for Dhoom I was done with that after I made the first two films. Even if I was offered Dhoom 3 I would have turned it down. Ajab Gazab Love came to me at a time when I needed to laugh at myself and the world. It proved the biggest stress-buster in my life. I couldn’t handle another Dhoom film in this life. And Adi was very happy for me.”