clear clear clear clear clear
clear
Movies
   Scoops & News

Why should we care for the Oscars, asks Mani Ratnam

IANS
Send to Friend

View GURU Music Release - Picture Gallery Acclaimed filmmaker Mani Ratnam doesn't care much about winning an Oscar as recognition of the Indian film industry.

"Why should we care about the Oscars, when they don't care about us? We have our own film culture, which is very rich," Ratnam told IANS on a visit here.

Ratnam was visiting Cinema Paradiso, the city's happening video library that boasts of a huge collection of world classics as well as contemporary films.

This was his first visit to Kolkata after the release of "Guru". And he got a rapturous welcome from the city where his film "Yuva" was based.

Talking about "Guru", he said, "Rumours are flying thick that the film is based on the life of an eminent Indian businessman. It's all useless talk. 'Guru' can be anyone's story."

"Guru" tells the story of an ambitious young villager (Abhishek Bachchan) who moves to Turkey and then to Mumbai to become one of the richest businessmen in the country, making many compromises on his way to success.

On his next venture, the Tamil filmmaker said: "I am working on the script of a film titled "Lajo". Kareena Kapoor will be playing the lead role in the film."

Referring to the changing scenario of Indian cinema, Ratnam noted: "The earlier difference between art films and commercial cinema has almost vanished. Now it's a mix of both."

While agreeing that a filmmaker has a social role to play, he added with great candour that a filmmaker was not a preacher. "Indian filmmakers can move from entertainment to more socially relevant issues only after the economic condition of the masses improves. Only then will they be in a mood to see socially relevant cinema."

 


 
 

 More on Glamsham


- Bollywood Box Office Report of the Week: 23rd March 2017 - News
- Dazzling Disha Patani wants to spread love - News
- ITTEFAQ or something else: Sidharth Malhotra reserves his dates for Soankshi Sinha - News
- NAAM SHABANA: CBFC demands funny and surprising cuts - News
- PHILLAURI: Bhojpuri producer loses copyright case - News
- Real Rohan Bhatnagar writes a special letter to Hrithik Roshan - News
- Akshay Kumar's son Aarav Kumar spotted with mystery girl - Picture Gallery
- Babe Of The Day - Picture Gallery
- Newly father Karan Johar spotted at the hospital - Picture Gallery
- Pooja Hegde spotted at subarban theatre - Picture Gallery
- Richa Chadha spotted at Bandra - Picture Gallery
- Sara Afreen Khan spotted at the photoshoot for her new show - Picture Gallery
- Singer Badshah spotted at MERCY special preview look - Picture Gallery
- Sonakshi Sinha spotted in south Mumbai - Picture Gallery
- Sonakshi Sinha, Shibani Dandekar and others at Gulabi song launch - Picture Gallery

   News Archives

A Fifth Quarter Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. site.