Aditya Chopra is keen to focus on directing films: Maneesh Sharma

Maneesh Sharma, who recently turned producer with Yash Raj Films’ Dum Laga Ke Haisha, has said that Aditya Chopra wants to turn YRF into a studio, so that he can focus on his career as director.

“Aditya is looking into getting some creative producers for his production house as a studio model and is keen to take a step back and focus on his directorials, for which he might not give as much time as he was giving before”

When asked if he would like to produce or direct films outside the YRF banner, Sharma who is currently directing Shahrukh Khan’s ‘FAN’, said ”Right now I don’t see myself directing outside the YRF banner. I can only talk about my next film ‘Fan’. I have started my career here and I don’t have any reason leave the YRF banner.”

Sharma’s first production ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, which was distributed by YRF,  went on to do well at the box office. The film was received well by the critics too.

Explaining why he turned producer, Sharma said “He (Aditya) said to me, ‘If you are keen, you should go ahead and produce the film’. I did not have any ambitions to produce a movie at that point of time, but it happened suddenly”

(with inputs from IANS)



  • Aditya chopra is the top director. he has given us top classics and top best movies like DDLJ, Mohbattein. RNBDJ.. he must director more and more movies.

    one thing is sure whenever he will direct a movie that will be with SRK as he wants to do a movie with top and best actor of b’wood. Greatness…

  • Don’t know about fan date but…
    prdp confirmed on diwali day. (11 Nov)
    it’s 5 day weekend now…
    150 cr confirm on extended weekend…
    waiting for 1st 400 cr film…

  • waiting for FAN , Dilwale , Raees..
    11 hits in row are already there.
    will make 14 nd that will be a tie with rajesh khanna.
    srk is going to rewrite boxoffice history in terms of consistency.
    all these 3 will also cross 200 cr worldwide easily so will be 9 in a row 200+ worldwide,
    another consistency defining record.
    Great going.
    Dilwale is going to take biggest opening of this year by beating bb nd prdp.i have gut feeling of this.


  • Adi we want some more films with king SRK. Waiting for of luck FAN team. Adi is best director we have in b town.
    DDLG,Mohabtain,RNBDJ now what will be next, very exited.

  • @sambuddha: Dude Adi Chopra gave your Arjun kapooor a break with ishaqzaade,why are you after him to destroy his directing career???
    Kyu career barbaad karna chahte ho Adi Chopra ka!!

  • I wish Adi’s Next must be with Sir KING SRK.

    Aditya Copra delivered:
    1. All Time Blockbuster (DDLJ)
    1. Blockbuster (RNBDJ)
    1. Super Hit (M)

    Superb Track Record

  • Hahahahaha something is burning. Someone said very funny thing about Adi’s casting sense. But unfortunately still that poor casting sense was successful to deliver Blockbuster (RNBDJ). Other than ATBB (DDLJ) Best Actor Awards, Super Hit (Mohabbatain) Best Critics Choice Award. That means Adi’s poor choice works always in a Hugely Positive Way. So keep it up Adi. Go On. Lets burn the …………………………………

  • maneesh sharma ji I want to ask u few questions ji , first of all u titled ur movie as ‘fan’ but u didn’t tell the company’s name, is it a ‘usha fan’ or ‘pushpa fan’ or ‘khaitan fan’ or ‘shaitan fan’ or ‘dabba fan’ ya ‘jujuba fan’? we are very confused , why did u name ur movie as ‘fan’ in the 1st place, are u or any of your relatives staring a new fans company in this summer? if it is, is it a wireless ceiling fan with a remote, camera, speakers & wifi connection on it, does it work on electricity or does it work on petrol or kerosene or solar power or nuclear power or simply water ? we srk fans have so many questions .

    last but not the least instead of naming the movie as bakri fan u could have named it as ‘billu returns’ or ‘billu barbie ‘ or ‘billu ullu’ etc na as it seems like an immediate sequel to billu? we srk fans know that fan will flop big time but we not openly say it instead we will write ‘fan will spin at the rate of 700 crores world wide’ or ‘my srk’s fan when switched on will create a storm which will sweep off 400 crores in India’ etc :D

  • @indicine,I don’t know in which word to describe my allowed the hateful comment of @nvs who posted after my comment while my non hateful comment still is in approval pending condition.I don’t know what you exactly want?you want KING SRK article to made full your daily pages while your not allowing a good comment of SRKIANS?and approving cheapest hatred comments of others?really shame on you for these kind of hypocrisy! And if you still has problems with SRKIANS ,do either of these 2 things

    Either stop publishing KING KHAN(SRK)’S ARTICLES.

    or create an article by announcing “no SRKIANS/SRK FANS can be comment in this site forever.

    So that we’ll never come to this site. Really it’s crossing my tolerance limit.kindly do what you want!

  • @ultron – right .srk playing stylish look was joke thats why even after slow opening , film went on to be blockbuster.
    its majority of audience who decides fate of film in long run not die hard fans of stars like u or me.

  • @su-su-su arei seriously rei show me atleast one sensible or no-hate comment from u on indicine since the day u first started commenting and if u can show me at least one such comment I promise I will never visit indicine again , so prove me wrong.

    Every user on indicine & indicine admins themselves know about u , so stop being hypocritical and Lol what happened suddenly u r behaving like a great saint ? did ur parents kick u out of ur house unable to bear ur foolishness & stupidity Lol :D. sant shri su-su-su babaji ki jai …

    the day u leave indicine for ever we will be celebrate indicine’s independence day :D

  • @sss

    Comment moderation goes wrong some times. I had posted a comment saying “Great article indicine” on the kabir article. My comment got censored for unknown reasons.

    And to respond to your allegation, nope i am not “sss educated” And nope, i am not a permanent “hater” of yours.

    You do go over the board with your hate comments about Aamir, but honestly, i think there are equally bad/sometimes worse comments being written about srk. I dont appreciate all the queen, bakri and other crap comments about him.

    I’m actually trying to keep myself away from comment section itself for a long time! Its jusf that indicine is incredibly addictive and i havent been able to overpower by desire.

    To cut the long story short, i do ridicule many people here, but i dont “hate” anybody. Hate is just too strong word for me. Preciously the reason why i love the utopian Hirani world devoid of any hatred.

    And you repeatedly pin-point my “holier than thou” attitude. You’re right. I do that with many people. Thanks for pointing it!

    To end this long, comment, i just want to say that i dont hate anyone here. I am trying to reduce my volume of comments here and I will make sure i stop them completely some day.

    You are open to make personal attacks on me, because i have done that myself. If you hate me, good for you. If you dont, good for you!

  • Our Complan Boy will seek compensation for yrs of negligent incompetent psychological testing and analysis of his senile mind by the Hyderabadi Mental Asylum institution and after careful consideration of his case the Compensatory Panel have decided to reward him a refund totalling 4 rupees…! They insist he pay for the electricity bill as the electrical shock treatment was insisted be performed hourly on him by his struggling parents who wanted to free their son of this nightmare of some mythological anti christ Charlie 300cr King gollum like creature coming to desyroy Halloween..!

  • for srk fans aditya chopra is d best director bcoz he has worked wid srk only.they don’t think raju hirani best director bt I m sure when he ‘ll work wid srk he ‘ll become the beat director in btown.

  • @gj007,OK but they are posting each and every useless comments of nvs/navin,who doesn’t know anything about what’s a good film and it’s review.but that doesn’t gonna affect indicine any more.

    About you I know you aren’t hater but I just tried tried to know whether that’s you or not.if you won’t believe I am also has exact thinking’s about actors like you.but certain things had changed me.and yeah I also never criticized Raju Hiraniji as a bad director rather told him as a unrealistic film matters what he was at his best how to made his story heart touchable.and also I’m not a hater of amir though it’s his fans who’re supporting salman unnecessarily who’re hiding behind amir for that certain things which their stars incapable to deliver.

    @Yash Chopra,whoever you’re kindly don’t use that HOLY LEGENDARY PERSONALITY’S NAME to give your filthy comments to troll someone.whoever may be it’s Ashutosh/Raju/ROHIT whoever will direct KING KHAN ,non of them will be even comparable with LEGENDARY one,no one could be comparable with THE KING OF HEARTS—-YASHJI,because SUCH LEGEND only borne ONCE.

  • and Acc to Bhaitards best director of b’wood is Sohail khan because he made a great msg film like jai ho with Salman bhai ( oh i mean with Salman’s driver)

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