Wanted to do films beyond 'Dhoom': Sanjay Gadhvi

Sanjay Gadhvi, who directed the first two films of the fast paced "Dhoom" series says he decided not to be part of "Dhoom 3" because he wanted to make films that come naturally to him.

"I am trying to do every kind of movie because the process by itself is so much fun. Every film makes you know yourself better so why repeat? If that was the idea, I would have made 'Dhoom 3'. I wanted to move on and explore something else.

Otherwise after 'Dhoom 2', the most natural thing would have been to do 'Dhoom 3'," Gadhvi said.

The filmmaker made his directorial debut with "Tere Liye" (2000) which went unnoticed. His first film with Yash Raj Films was "Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai" (2002). The film enjoyed moderate success.

He first gained fame when he directed the action thriller "Dhoom" (2004) and then directed the sequel "Dhoom 2".

The 46-year-old director says his next musical film "Ajab Gazabb Love" which releases today, is a light hearted film.

"Funny things come naturally to me. In fact my crew and assistant directors used to ask me to make a light hearted film. I have a knack of saying something really funny while keeping a poker face," he added.

Gadhvi also said that he does not hesitate in admitting that the non-performance of Sanjay Dutt-Imran Khan starrer "Kidnap" did play in his mind.

"The backlash that came after 'Kidnap' made me sure that I want people to come, have a good time in my film, forget worries and don't worry about something serious to ponder over.

"My next film had to be light hearted. After the lack of intended response from 'Kidnap', the idea was to have some fun. This is where 'Ajab Gazabb Love' came in handy," he said.

"Ajab Gazabb Love" stars Jackky Bhagnani and Nidhi Subbaiah in lead roles.

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