Highlights

  • Prakash Jha is busy promoting his forthcoming film ‘Matto Ki Saikil
  • ‘They should understand that they are making bakwas’, says Jha
  • Actor Pallavi Joshi also talked about movies facing tragic fate at the box office

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Filmmaker-actor Prakash Jha is busy promoting his forthcoming film ‘Matto Ki Saikil’ which is all set to release in theatres on Sept 16. In an exclusive interview with Cinestaan, he talked about big-ticket films facing boycott calls and witnessing tragic fate at the box office. When he was questioned about the sorry state of films in theatres, he said, ‘They should understand that they are making bakwas [crap]. A film can’t be made only through money, corporates and paying a high amount to the actors. For that one needs to write a good story that makes you understand, shakes you up and entertains.'

‘They should make stories that are rooted. People from the Hindi industry are speaking in Hindi but what are they making? They are just churning out remakes. If you don’t have a story to tell, stop making films. They should work hard and think original as people have become lethargic,’ he added.

Prakash Jha also talked about Aamir Khan’s film and said, ‘It is being said that Aamir Khan’s film was boycotted on social media. If he had made Dangal (2016) or Lagaan (2001) and then the film hadn’t done well, then we would have understood that it happened because of the boycott. But you have made such a film that majority of those who have seen it aren’t praising it.’

Apart from filmmaker Prakash Jha, actor Pallavi Joshi also opened up on the same topic. In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, she said, ‘People should also realise introspection is important. I feel if such a huge movement is taking place in the country, there is a need for introspection for everyone. The audience is our everything and we are nothing without them. So, let’s try and remember this and give them what they want. Give them the stories they are dying to see and see how they flock the theatres again.’

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