Nikkhil Advani: I don't choose a script thinking about its box office performance

Writer-director-producer Nikkhil Advani is returning to the address with John Abraham -starrer ' Batla house ' after a gap of three years. Talking about his decision of returning to direction, he says, "I am not a producer who has become a director; I am a director who turned producer, so that I could tell the stories that I wanted to. I am not a producer, who wants to make `200 or 300 crore from my films, I don’t choose a script thinking about its box-office performance. If I knew how to do it, I wouldn’t be making a film like ' Batla house '. With this movie, John Abraham , Ritesh Shah (writer) and I hope to trigger conversations and make people aware of this incident.

And he adds: As filmmakers, our decisions are governed by several factors, such as the operation of the house, the payment of fees, rent, school fees or going on vacation and that is when we begin to commit ourselves. The decision to make a movie should only be governed by a good story. If you can take care of other factors, you are in a wonderful space. That is what I aspire to do.

For the full interview, read tomorrow's issue of Bombay Times.