I don’t fit into Bollywood formula films, says filmmaker Leena Yadavon September 18, 2016 at 12:47 pm
She took a gap of five years between Shabd and teenage Patti, and is now ready to show the public its new dry Indian project. Director Leena Yadav says he takes long pauses after each film as she finds it hard to fit in typical Bollywood films formulas. “I do not take breaks. It’s just very difficult for me to make films that do not fit the typical Bollywood formula films,” Yadav told IANS.
“It was later after I made ‘Shabd’ (2005) and ‘Teen Patti’ (2010), when people told me that films were brilliant. At first, my films were criticized and told me that I had made a shit “he added.
She found it strange. “It was strange for me because, at the time he was doing teenage Patti, people called Shabd a cult film. I was trying to find my audience and I think I found with ‘dried'” he said.
Shabd, starring Aishwarya Rai and Sanjay Dutt, who was about a writer who becomes schizophrenic, while Amitabh Bachchan and starring Ben Kingsley Teen Patti was about the adventures of an eccentric Mathemagician.
His most recent offering dried traces the life of four women in a village, which faces with ancestral traditions. Key roles have been tested by such a talented cast as Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, Adil Hussain, Lehar Khan and Gupta Sayani. Yadav, the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last year, he says it is for the universal audience.
“I do not think ‘dried’ is for a niche audience at all. It is for universal public and everyone can relate to the film. I’ve seen the movie with a diverse audience and yet is much more rooted in India” , He said. The Ajay Devgan produced the film, releasing in theaters on September 23, it highlights how society views a widow and a sex worker, and also plays marital rape.