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Priyanka Chopra: Don't leave your brains behind for KAMINEY

August 14, 2009 2:15:19 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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When it comes to Bollywood releases, time and again one hears a declaration from the makers that 'audiences should leave their brains behind before stepping into auditorium'. However, Priyanka Chopra makes an exception and insists that her latest release KAMINEY respects the intelligence of the audiences and wants them to bring their brains to the theaters.

"Frankly speaking I don't like it at all when we keep making such statements that so and so film doesn't require audiences to wear a thinking cap. My question is - Why? Why should we underestimate the intelligence of Indian audiences? Why do we believe that they want everything on the platter? Why don't we make a cinema going experience so exciting and engrossing for them that they actually go on to exclaim 'wow'", Priyanka asks a series of questions here on the eve of the release of Vishal Bhardwaj directed KAMINEY.


Since moviegoers in India today are exposed to world cinema in a big way today, Priyanka is surprised that in Bollywood, there is still an escapist route being followed by quite a few film makers.

"Isn't it surprising that whenever there is a Hollywood film playing, we go all gaga over it, especially when it follows an unconventional narrative? We ask each other that when they can do it, why can't we? We become so much in awe of their cinema", says Priyanka thoughtfully.

"However, when it comes to our own movies, we try to play safe stating that we are doing this for our audiences. Come on guys, it's the same audience we are catering to, so why not give them something really new and different to relish", she asks.


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