Tigmanshu Dhulia has said that Indians like to watch movies like ‘Grand Masti’ and not movies like ‘Raag Desh’.
Dhulia, while speaking to a gathering in UP where he was honored, said that his movie ‘Raag Desh’ flopped at the box office because Indians like to watch movies like ‘Grand Masti’. He also said that there is a wave of fake nationalism in the country. He said that he made the movie after extensive research on Netaji and INA for two and a half years. He also said that the level of the audience in the nation is declining and the experience has helped him grow as a person, actor, and director.
He also said that the Censor Board is biased towards big movie producers. Commenting on the ‘A’ certificate that his movie, ‘Saahab, Biwi Aur Gangster’, got, he said that he understood why it got an adult rating. However, he said that when he released the sequel to the series, the movie got an ‘A’ rating again. He also said that movies like ‘Befikre’ which show several kissing and intimate scenes, get a better rating from the Censor board. In his opinion, the Censor Board must be done away with although film certification should be kept mandatory.
The director also commented on his dream project titled ‘Milan Talkies’. He is optimistic that the shooting for this movie will begin in January in Lucknow. Currently, he is busy with the shooting of ‘Saahab, Biwi Aur Gangster’ part three.