Mulk, Article 15 and Thappad have established Anubhav Sinha as a distinguished voice in modern cinema, however the director says it took him over a decade to discover his calling.
Sinha, who was interacting with the audiences after delivering Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture on the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) right here on Saturday night, began his journey with the 2001 hit Tum Bin and went on to make movies like Dus, Cash and Gulaab Gang.
“It took me 16 years to figure out my voice. The most important question in the life of a filmmaker remains what he wants to make and why,” the director mentioned.
Sinha believes literature continues to be a serious supply of tales for cinema and in addition the online house.
“I think Hollywood continues making fantastic films on books. I myself bought four books but that is more of a personal kind of thing. On the contrary, I think it is increasing now. Especially on OTT platforms, we are looking at books now because there is so much content,” he mentioned.
The director, who was speaking on the subject ‘Social responsibility in mainstream cinema’, mentioned whereas social points must be highlighted storytellers want to give attention to the leisure quotient as properly.
“That society which goes to films, to single screens, to be entertained. You know them – people who work hard and do jobs like pulling rickshaws. They will not come to an intellectual discourse.”
Sinha, whose Mulk was screened on the competition on Saturday, reminisced about working with late Rishi Kapoor, who essayed a pivotal function within the 2018 social drama, additionally starring Taapsee Pannu.
“I had met him for the first time while working on Mulk and he turned out to be a loveable person as we worked. We were in constant touch till his last day. I miss Rishiji and Taapsee here,” he mentioned.
Kapoor handed away final 12 months on April 30.