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Sajid Khan sheds 15 kilos and a lot of attitude

DECCAN CHRONICLE | SUBHASH K. JHA
Published Aug 5, 2015, 4:50 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 7:42 am IST
Sajid is also going to make a comeback on television with a cinema-based show called Simply Sajid
Sajid Khan
 Sajid Khan
Two consecutive flops and the brickbats that came with them seems to have had a calming effect on Sajid Khan. Before the joint disasters of Himmatwala and Humshakals, the director was known for his pompous air. 
 
Sajid admits to being unbearably self-assertive earlier. “When I read and see my past interviews, I cringe. I was no, not pompous, but obnoxious. I guess it was a phase. Today I’ve cut my hair, cut down on my self-declarations and lost a lot of weight — close to 15 kilos — thanks to Shilpa Shetty and Terence Young.” He continues, “Today, I feel much lighter in body and spirit.” He is already preparing for his next directorial. “I’m doing a Hindi remake of the Korean hit My Girlfriend Is An Agent for UTV. It’s a feisty comedy and I am not going to make tall claims about it,” he adds with a chuckle, perhaps alluding to the statements he had made before the release of his last two films. Critics tore those films to shreds. “But I feel they were reviewing me, rather than my films. I feel the reviews got personal,” he says. 
 
Sajid is also going to make a comeback on television with a cinema-based show called Simply Sajid. “Television is where it all began for me. I recently hosted an episode of Comedy Nights With Kapil just for a lark and now I’ll be back with a full-fledged show,” announces Sajid. Many spoke about how he was a surprisingly subdued substitute for Kapil. “I kept saying I am just there to fill in. I never tried to replace him. I just stood in for him.” 
 
On the personal front, not much has changed. “I am happy to be single. If I’ve a wife and a child, I won’t be able to focus on making my next film, and the one after that,” he tells us.
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