August 25, 2010 12:26:53 PM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
Top notch director of the eighties and early nineties, Mahesh Bhatt, has been instrumental in providing the industry with a wide variety of talented actors and actresses but most prominent amongst them have been the villains in his movies. Who can forget Paresh Rawal's brilliant 'one way street' dialogue from NAAM or Gulshan Grover's blood curdling 'Chappan Tikli' act in SIR or Sadashiv Amrapurkar's menacing 'Maharani' in SADAK.
The director is quite upset that with the advent of new style of film making and preferences of the audience, due to which the villains have almost ceased to play an important role. One can remember hardly a few noteworthy performances in recent times.
However Mahesh Bhatt is confident that his banner, Vishesh Films, under Mukesh Bhatt, will mark the return of the big screen villains, although not the stereotypes. He promises that two of his forthcoming films, MURDER 2 and CROOK-IT'S GOOD TO BE BAD, will see larger than life villains although not the traditional types that we are used to.