I will make more children films: Nagesh after Dhanak’s victory
Nagesh Kukunoor is glad he broke his vow of never making a children’s film, after Dhanak won the National Award
Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor’s (left) film, Dhanak, won the Best Children’s Film award at the 64th National Film Awards, which were announced on Friday. Nagesh had promised that after Rockford (1999), he won’t make a children’s film again. However, after Dhanak bagged the prestigious award, the filmmaker now thinks otherwise. “Thank God, I broke the vow with Dhanak. Now I am thinking of making more films for children in the future.”
He adds, “It’s always great when you get recognition for your work. For me, working in Dhanak has been an enjoyable journey. The award has not only sweetened the whole deal but also given the crowning touch to the whole journey.”
The filmmaker says he wanted to put forth the idea that the world is not such a bad place, and the best way to do this was from the viewpoint of children. “I am really proud of the way Krrish Chhabria and Hetal Gada [the child actors in the film] helped me in conveying the thought and in making the film the way I wanted to,” says Nagesh.
“Krrish and Hetal are amazing kids. They are very talented actors. I had a wonderful time working with them in the film. And I won’t say the same about other kids I have worked with,” adds Nagesh who has also directed both the child actors in a cineplay, Dak Ghar, based on Rabindranath Tagore’s drama by the same name, earlier.
The award has not only sweetened the whole deal but also given the crowning touch to the whole journey NAGESH KUKUNOOR, FILMMAKER