Kick was earlier supposed to be directed by Shirish Kunder.
Actor Salman Khan, who convinced producer Sajid Nadiadwala to don the director's hat for his upcoming film Kick
, says he has always wanted the producer to direct.
Salman Khan and Sajid Nadiadwala have been close friends for over two decades now and have worked together in films like Jeet, Judwaa, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
"Sajid's narrations are better than those of most directors, and I've been pushing him to make the switch for years. In fact, I wanted him to turn director 10 years ago when he came to me with a film called 'Kunwara'. Today, I'm still kunwara
(bachelor) but he's finally turned director!" Salman said in a statement.
was earlier supposed to be directed by Shirish Kunder. (Read: Shirish Kunder left Kick, clarifies Salman Khan)
"Salman and I share a very special chemistry, which you will now get to see on the big screen. We've given big hits
like Jeet, Judwaa
and Mujshe Shaadi Karogi
in the past. So at this stage of his career, if he's selected me as his
director, I have to make sure I deliver to his expectations," Sajid said.