Producer-director Atul Agnihotri says he would never make a film without his superstar brother-in-law Salman Khan.
"I have reached out to Salman for support. I would never
do a film that will not have Salman in it. He is an important
part of my life. His guidance, support, instinct is something
that matters to me the most. He has an eye for talent and why
not use this as a resource," Atul, 43, told PTI.
"It is always a great advantage to have him as a family.
You definitely get access to him. He is a great actor, star
and a wonderful human being. There are no disadvantages,"
Salman had first heard the script of O Teri, followed by
Atul, who eventually decided come on board as the producer of
"I look at it as his good advice. I took this project
on his insistence is a wrong thing to say. We heard the
script, liked it and it was a right script for me to back,"
Salman will be doing a special song in O Teri for which
he has already shot.
"We wanted to do something that will be worthy of his
contribution. We wanted something that should have a shelf
life," the filmmaker said.
When asked if it is easy to convince Salman to come on
board, Atul said, "I do get an access to communicate with him
easily. I have an opportunity to talk and discuss things with
him more often. I love and respect the advantage that I have.
But I should satisfy his requirement, that is important."
Atul added a few elements in O Teri to make it more
"I tried to add scale to the film like action, song,
dance, thrill, etc and make it into a good entertaining
package for the audience," he added.
Starring Pulkit Samrat, newcomer Bilal Amrohi, Sarah
Jane Dias and others, O Teri is slated to release on March