Madhur Bhandarkar: I don’t have any friends in the industry

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Madhur Bhandarkar is finding himself in a relaxed state. He is finally through with HEROINE, a dream that he had carried for last 3-4 years and moreover he has also been relieved of the court case that was plaguing him for years. Meanwhile he has taken a mini break of sorts and while he is currently in Cairo Film Festival as a jury member, he isn’t looking at getting back to active work before next year.

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While one would expect that this time period of minimal action on the work front would have resulted in him getting into an introspection mode and realise who his true friends and acquaintances are, especially from the industry, Madhur denies that the series of events have acted as a learning curve in his personal as well as professional life.

‘See one thing is there that I would be very honest and precise about. I have never tried to sit down and analyse who is there with me or not. Industry equations keep changing all the time. When I started my career, my first film TRISHAKTI was a disaster. It just came and went with a whimper. My whole perspective changed there and then. I don’t have any friends in the industry and I am absolutely in my own world. I have created my own brand of cinema and am very happy with it.’

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He stays on to be social as ever though.

‘I talk to other filmmakers, meet them and if I like their movie, I speak to them. I don’t feel that way ki ye bada actor hai ya chota filmmaker toh I have to speak to him anyway differently. My nature has always been that of an extrovert and I like it this way to be very down to earth and fun loving. I enjoy meeting people and don’t take my failure or success to heart. I am floating well and like the way that I am going,” he says.

We like that as well.

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