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A brazenly politically incorrect Vidhu Vinod Chopra on why he knows his CA doesn’t love his latest, but thinks the audience will
Anshul Chaturvedi (BOMBAY TIMES; June 15, 2012)
Vidhu Vinod Chopra ko gussa kyun aata hai? Gussa zyaada aata hai; ab pehle se kam aata hai, lekin usske aane ka kaaran kya hai, that’s the important thing. When I look at the mediocrity of Indian cinema, when I look at some rubbish being made and people hailing it because it is touching 100 crore, I get angry. I say ki tum logon ka koi dharam imaan hai nahi kya?
But if you talk of that, the obvious answer a filmmaker will give you is ki dhanda hai, paisa toh chahiye… Dhande ka bhi toh dharam imaan hona chahiye na yaar! Humne 3 Idiots mein bahut business kiya, toh dhanda toh achha hua. Ferrari Ki Sawaari bhi aap likh ke le lo, bahut achha dhanda karegi. Lekin dhanda ka usool hona chahiye. Maine Parinda mein dialogue likha thaa, Nana Patekar bolta hai, ‘yeh dhanda hai, Kishan, aur har dhande ka usool hota hai’.
We change lives. So many people are impacted by cinema. With Munna Bhai, with 3 Idiots, with every film we’ve done, we’ve touched lives. That is the job of a filmmaker. And a filmmaker has a social responsibility, and he can’t escape it, just the way you have a social responsibility if you are a journalist, and you can’t escape that — whether or not you print this. We all create realities and impressions.
I have not made the third Munna Bhai because I am not happy with the script. I know More >
Arrogant and hotheaded is how people describe him. But Vidhu Vinod Chopra reveals how it’s his inability to fake or lie that puts him into awkward situations
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 23, 2011)
Asunny winter afternoon, we walked down Carter road, Bandra to Marina Vista Apartments. And the security men took us straight to Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s third floor home. Sitting by himself watching the trailer of his forthcoming film Ferrari Ki Sawaari, Chopra asked us to join him. And after director Rajesh Mapuskar had come and gone for a quick five-minute visit, we started chatting with the filmmaker about films, life and his much talked about ‘anger’.
Let’s start with your next-in-line Ferrari Ki Sawaari… It all started four years back when my son Agni was 10. He didn’t want me to come to the MIG Club where he had started playing cricket. He didn’t want anybody there to know that he is Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s son. But I still landed up. He was livid. Then is when I felt that I should make a film on the relationship between a father and a son. The premise of the film is about the fact that kids imitate their parents the best.
Of all the heroes, why was Sharman Joshi chosen to play the lead in FKS? Sharman did a test. I was in the US. The test was sent to me but I didn’t see it. I just didn’t want to see it. I was toying with the idea of casting big actors. Suddenly, I learnt that he is coming to the US. I said to myself, ‘Test dekh lete hain. Phir bol denge, well done More >