‘NOT ALL FILMS ARE MADE FOR FES­TI­VALS’

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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.

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