‘NOT ALL FILMS ARE MADE FOR FESTIVALS’
Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor (right), who recently watched Masaan, is happy that the film has received “well-deserved attention, appreciation and acclaim”. “Richa (Chadda, actor) is a very good actor. I’ve seen some of her work and I think she is really good. I am so happy for her. Isn’t it amazing that the film has got so much appreciation? It won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival. I am very happy for the entire cast and crew,” says Sonam.
While it is great that the international film fraternity is recognising Indian film content at film fests, Sonam makes a point saying it is also because Indians have now started participating in these fests more actively. “We are winning more awards or recognition at international film events than before because more number of people are participating in these events now,” says the Raanjhanaa actor.
And the 30-year-old observes that it’s not as if we weren’t making quality content earlier. “We have been making quality films and delivering quality content, so it’s not like suddenly, we have started churning out good films. There has been an increase in diverse subjects coming out.”
She adds, “Also, not everyone makes a film for festivals or wants to send their films there. Some people make films just for their Indian audience, too, and those films are also brilliant. It’s a personal choice. Some filmmakers really want to put their films out there for the international audience, some don’t,” says the Khoobsurat actor.