I’ll never touch my fa­ther’s work: Meghna Gulzar

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Meghna Gulzar has of­ten been asked to re­make her fa­ther, iconic writer­lyri­cist Gulzar’s, films but the di­rec­tor says she will never con­sider the thought as she be­lieves “mas­ter­pieces shouldn’t be touched”.

Gulzar, 83, has helmed sev­eral cel­e­brated films in his ca­reer such as Ijaazat (1987), Aandhi (1975), and An­goor (1982).

“I get sug­ges­tions and of­fers but I’ll never do it, never con­sider it. I can’t even imag­ine it be­cause there is no need what­so­ever. I was of­fered to re­make [some films], strangely, but I don’t think mas­ter­pieces should be touched,” Meghna, 44, said.

How­ever, she did not spec­ify which of her fa­ther’s movies were of­fered to her to re­make.

She says the fact that her fa­ther has never writ­ten any of her films — es­pe­cially her di­rec­to­rial de­but Fil­haal (2002) and her sec­ond out­ing Just Mar­ried (2007) — is be­cause he would never have the same per­spec­tive that she has. He, how­ever, gives a few sug­ges­tions from time to time.

“The sub­jects I was pick­ing, he says it him­self that he’ll never be able to write some­thing like a Fil­haal or a Just Mar­ried be­cause the per­spec­tive that I have, he wouldn’t,” said the film­maker who has helmed four films in her over than 15-year-long ca­reer.

“I can’t ever re­mem­ber my fa­ther in­struct­ing me about any­thing. The up­bring­ing, the sup­port was sub­lim­i­nal and through sug­ges­tions. You can­not teach writ­ing; it has to come in­stinc­tively,” said Meghna, whose re­cent re­lease Raazi, star­ring Alia Bhatt, is re­ceiv­ing pos­i­tive re­views.

Meghna Gulzar’s lat­est film is the Alia Bhatt­star­rer Raazi

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