Shoojit Sircar: Producer’s seat more comfortable

Be it the slice of life in Vicky Donor or the portrayal of harsh reality in Madras Cafe, director Shoojit Sircar’s films fetched him loads of accolades. He is however, enjoying the role of a producer more with his upcoming venture Running

Being co-produced by Shoojit and Ronnie Lahiri’s banner– Rising Sun Films, Running features Amit Sadh and Taapsee Pannu. First timer Amit Roy is helming the project. “Being in the producer’s seat is more comfortable. After Madras Cafe, getting into this light zone feels nice,” Shoojit said. A romantic comedy, Running has been set in Punjab. The film is character driven and Sircar feels that if people are able to relate to the lead couple, they will love the film. On his role as producer-director, the filmmaker says he can only worry about the final product. “We can enjoy making a film; that is what is in my control. How it works is not in my control,” said Sircar who derives enjoyment of making films by working with friends.

Being a creative producer of Running, he said his involvement was over as soon as the script and casting were done. “Amit and I discussed the casting as well as the music. He is on the floor and shooting now. I have nothing to do there. My job is done,” he said. Running is slated for a 2014 release.