Stars get too much im­por­tance: Dibakar

Film­maker Dibakar Ban­er­jee says that Bol­ly­wood should fo­cus more on con­tent than the con­cept of star power

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Film­maker Dibakar Ban­er­jee (right), who is known to rely on con­tent rather than a star-stud­ded cast for his films, says that star power needs to be done away with in Bol­ly­wood.

“The im­por­tance given to stars has to de­crease and the im­por­tance given to tech­nique needs to in­crease. Un­less the star sys­tem comes un­der con­trol, films which rely on con­tent for suc­cess will not be very rel­e­vant. The star sys­tem has to go down for the qual­ity to go up. This way, pro­duc­ers will be forced to bring in con­tent in their films,” says Dibakar, who is known for films such as Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006), Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008) and Shang­hai (2012).

Dibakar also adds that writ­ers also need a bet­ter place for them­selves in the in­dus­try. “The im­por­tance given to writ­ers also needs to in­crease. This is very im­por­tant,” he says.

The De­tec­tive By­omkesh Bak­shy film­maker, who re­cently pro­duced the film Titli, says that ev­ery movie un­cov­ers some­thing new about the au­di­ence and what they like to watch.

“The In­dian au­di­ence is chang­ing, but at the same time Bol­ly­wood has be­come big­ger and even more per­va­sive. Ev­ery film re­veals some­thing new. Ev­ery film like Masaan and Dum Laga Ke Haisha re­veals some­thing new about the au­di­ence and how the In­dian film view­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is chang­ing over­all,” he says.

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