Indo-Asian News Service
August 13, 2012 15:45 IST
(New Delhi )
Director Kabir Khan says that when renowned screenwriter and Salman Khan's father Salim Khan okayed Ek Tha Tiger without any changes, he felt he had passed an important exam.
"When we were in film school, we used to read Salim saab's screenplay to know how to write a good screenplay. So obviously, when we showed this film to Salim saab, I was a bit nervous. We didn't show him the print but on the editing machine because I wanted to incorporate his inputs or any changes," Kabir Khan said on Sunday (August 12) in an interview.
"But when he saw the film, he was very happy. He hugged me and said the film is very beautiful as it is. Don't change anything and release it. I felt as if I had cleared my final exams and I was not bothered about anyone else's opinion after that," he added.
Releasing on August 15, Ek Tha Tiger has been shot in foreign locations like Cuba. Kabir Khan says it was fun to explore a location untouched by filmmakers for a long time.
"Cuba is my favourite location and it was a special experience. Not just Bollywood but in Hollywood also, no one has shot in Cuba after 1959. So, as a filmmaker the fun there is in exploring a new location was interesting. The people there are very interesting, their music, dance, location. So Cuba will always be special," he said.
Kabir Khan has earlier directed films like Kabul Express and New York.