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Soumik Sen: Raising money for GULAAB GANG was tough
March 7, 2014 11:49:58 IST By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
After a scare that lasted a day-and-a-half, Soumik Sen is a much-relieved man today. The debutant director would finally be seeing a film of his arrive on the big screen and with the Court allowing GULAAB GANG to release despite a case being filed by Sampat Pal, he can finally live the dream that he has carried for the last three-odd years.
SOUMIK SEN and GULAAB GANG
'It is human tendency to crib that mujhe yeh nahi mila ya phir woh nahi mila . We keep telling ourselves that if only I would have got ten days more to shoot, I would have done better. However the fact is that hurdles are always there in the best of circumstances. It is your ability to put everything together and not get bogged down by the logistics,' says Soumik who had to work extensively on putting together the cast and making the film.
'That's true. In fact Anubhav (Sinha) would tell you that to make a film with a female protagonist, a female antagonist and a debutant director was so tough. People would tell him that he has gone mad to attempt a set-up like this. No wonder, raising money for the film was so tough too. However, we had to play a smart game, and we did too as we had set out to make the film on a certain scale and didn't compromise on that,' informs Soumik.
Today, when this presentation of Sahara Movie Studios and Bharat Shah is releasing, it is heartening indeed for Soumik to see immense curiosity around the Madhuri Dixit-Juhi Chawla starrer.
'Right from the start when the film's promo came online, I didn't expect the count of views to be in millions in such a quick time. It has been very heartening to hear the kind of appreciation that keeps coming in. When it is your first film, you want to be sure that it exudes very good vibes. Thankfully, no one has asked me so far that why there is no male lead in the film. Now that question would have indeed disheartened me,' smiles Soumik, as he sets out to gather feedback from 'live' audiences in theatres.