An Interview WIth Sachin joshi
CEO of JMJ group of companies Sachin Joshi will be debuting in Prashant Chadha’s AZAN, an action packed spy movie. A close friend of Shahrukh Khan, Sachin has so far done movies in South only and AZAN will be his debut in Bollywood. He is in a brainstorming session with Avinash…
What’s your role in this film?
I am playing a spy in this film AZAN. I am an agent working for RA&W, external intelligence agency of our country. I have a target and I have to fulfill a specific purpose as an agent. That’s my role in this movie.
So you will be extracting information from our enemy countries like Pakistan?
Not just from Pakistan. I would be conducting covert operations in a number of countries and extracting information from all of them. RA&W agents are classified agents. They get certain powers and different kind of training which is why it’s relevant.
What’s the meaning of the title of the movie AZAN?
AZAN is the name of my character; Azan Khan. He is originally from Afghanistan but his mother is Indian so he has settled in India. He enlists in the Army and wins Gold medal for his bravery. From there he is picked up by RA&W to conduct covert operations. He has two missions on his hand- one is search his brother and the other is to look for what is happening.
So we could expect lots of action in this movie?
Yeah, definitely. There is lots of action in this movie.
When did you decided to become an actor?
It’s long time. I ventured into acting some 11 years back in 2000. I did South movies only but my acting stint there was more of a learning experience than commercially relevant. AZAN would be my debut film in Bollywood.
You are called Gutka King of the country and now from Gutka King, you are working your way to become Bollywood king…
First of all, I would like to say that I am not the Gutka King. It’s a misconception. Gutka business is just part of our company. My father was advisor to the Gutka company but we come out from that venture in 2001 but the perception remained because he was the creator. And as far as Bollywood king is concerned, I can’t say about it because it depends on your fate and hard work.
You are also very close with actor Shahrukh Khan. Did you talk to Shahrukh about your movie and your acting?
Shahrukh is a close friend for a long time. He knows everything about my movie. he is well aware of it. There were certain areas in which he helped me a lot and whenever I required his assistance, he was always there for me.
Your company JMJ group is producing this movie. what would you like to say about that?
JMJ Entertainment is producing this movie but there are various shareholders in this company. It’s not that I and my father are only member of this company. It’s big conglomerate and any decision is taken by consensus of all the board members.
Prashant Chadha has directed your movie. He is the same guy who had earlier directed Himesh Reshmiya starrer AAP KA SUROOR. How was the experience working with him?
It’s a great experience working with him. He is highly talented guy in terms of technology, thinking and his script work. He is just amazing. And as far as his earlier work is concerned, I think in AKS Prashant put just 10% of what he is putting in this film. He has worked with such dedication and hard work that it’s surely going to work.
Who is the female lead in this movie and how was the experience working with her? Does she also play a spy?
My female lead in this movie is Candice Boucher. She has done a good job in this movie. It’s her first film as well. She has done a really great job. And no, she is not a spy in this movie. She comes in the Journey of my character and remains with him.
Is there any other movie in pipeline after AZAN?
I have been discussing things. I am meeting people but till now I am not doing any other movie.