Long gap between films was heartbreaking: Raj Kumar

Vastavam Web: Director Raj Kumar Gupta, who has returned with “Raid” after 2013, says long gap between films was heartbreaking.Post his Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi starrer “Ghanchakkar”, Gupta was supposed to make a film with Kareena Kapoor Khan, produce one with John Abraham and reportedly team up even with Sidharth Malhotra.”It becomes frustrating after a point. There’s no other alternative but to keep working towards it. It is heartbreaking when a film you’ve invested in doesn’t materialise. The only way is to get up and say ‘let’s move on,'” Gupta told.

“Even if you’re heartbroken because you’ve invested so much energy, time, blood and sweat on an idea of a script which didn’t take off, nobody will come and motivate you.”..You are constantly doing something, working on a script, trying to make it happen. You do feel ‘I hope things moved faster’ and this (‘Raid’) has happened and I’m happy.”

The film, which released today, is set against the backdrop of the 1980s and features Ajay Devgn as an income tax officer hailing from Uttar Pradesh.Gupta says the trick to work with big stars, such as Ajay, is to be absolutely assured as a maker of what you are doing with the film.This is the first time that Gupta has directed a film that is not written by him.”Raid” is penned by Ritesh Shah, whose previous credit was “Pink”.The director said it is challenging to direct from someone else’s point of view.