I’m not drawn to formulaic films: Leena Yadav
Filmmaker Leena Yadav, known for her criticallyacclaimed film Parched (2016), says that she is drawn to complex and flawed characters and doesn’t see herself exploring formulaic movies as everything is just perfect in it. “I am not drawn to formulaic films because there is no space for flawed characters to exist in that setup. Sometimes in my scripts, characters have been one dimensional and I have changed them on set... I can’t see a black and white character because I haven’t met any,” Leena shares.
The filmmaker explains it’s the detailing and the back stories of characters that fascinate her. “If I see a villain, I want to see his vulnerabilities. Why did he become what he is? I truly believe we start off as good people and then circumstances shape us. It bores me if I see a hero who is perfect. There has to be some kind of flaw in him,” she adds. Leena, who made her debut in 2005 with Aishwarya Rai-Sanjay Dutt starrer Shabd, appreciates people who can pull off a successful commercial entertainer but can’t see herself venturing into that space. The director says she’s intrigued with the grey side which exists in people.
Leena Yadav says she not drawn to formulaic films because there is no space for flawed characters to exist in that setup