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'Cash isn't about performances'

Anubhav Sinha wasn't very confident about his film Dus until it became a hit.

Now, the director is back with his latest movie, Cash, starring Ajay Devgan, Zayed Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Shamita Shetty, Dia Mirza and Esha Deol.

He tells Raja Sen how it all happened.

Films like Dus and Cash paint you as our very own Michael Bay (director, Pearl Habour, Armageddon, Bad Boys). So what kinds of films do you really like watching? Are you a big fan of the Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer kind of films?

First of all, I also made Tum Bin. And in terms of personal preferences, while I watch a lot of the Bruckheimer-Bay films and think they're a blast, if I was to chill alone with a DVD, it would probably be a Mystic River.

So is Cash bigger than Dus?

That's for the audience to decide, right? We've done our bit to make it something entertaining, though. Let's see.

The scale seems bigger this time. The promos show guys blowing up every vehicle in sight...

(Laughs) I love blowing up stuff. It's fun, and yeah, the scale is bigger, we have more detailed stunts and action scenes, and we're more ambitious this time.

So are you more like a John Woo, in the sense that sometimes the setpieces come first and the story is woven around the stunts?

No no, the story always comes first, and then we spend longer drawing out the stunts. All the action sequences are designed according to the story.

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