‘It’s dif­fi­cult to make can­dyfloss cin­ema’

Film­maker Vishal Bhard­waj says he en­joys such films but mak­ing one won’t be an easy task for him

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Vishal Bhard­waj (left) is a film­maker who is known for his brand of cin­ema. Hav­ing won ac­co­lades for his films such as Omkara (2006) and Haider (2014), the Na­tional Award-win­ner says he finds it dif­fi­cult to make masala films.

“Can­dyfloss cin­ema is some­thing I en­joy. I’ve grown up watch­ing Man­mo­han De­sai’s films, like Amar Akhbar An­thony and would love to make them some day. But I know it will not be an easy task for me... I think the kind of films you make, re­flects how you are as a per­son. You have to be in a state of con­stant high to make such en­er­getic films,” says Bhard­waj.

An­other film­maker, whose work he en­joys watch­ing is Ra­jku­mar Hi­rani, who has helmed movies such as Munnab­hai MBBS (2003), 3 Id­iots (2009) and PK (2014).

“I re­ally like Ra­jku­mar Hi­rani’s movies. They are very good in con­tent. I think he is one film­maker who has achieved the bal­ance be­tween both the kinds of cin­ema. Un­real but real, en­ter­tain­ing yet hav­ing good mat­ter,” says Bhard­waj.

The film­maker is known to also have a mu­si­cal side. He may have worked as a com­poser on films such as Ishqiya (2010), Ma­tru Ki Bi­jilee Ka Man­dola (2013) and Dedh Ishqiya (2014), but he does not pri­ori­tise his mu­sic ca­reer. “I don’t take my­self se­ri­ously as a singer and some­times I’m pushed to sing in movies. I man­age to pull it off be­cause I’m ex­pe­ri­enced in my field. I don’t think I’m go­ing to pur­sue a se­ri­ous ca­reer in it,” he says.

You have to be in a state of con­stant high to make en­er­getic films Vishal Bhard­waj, film­maker

PHOTO: WASEEM GASHROO/HT

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