“Do they know anything about cinema?” – Rohit Shetty in Conversation with Koimoi
He is the director with maximum number of hits to his credit on this side of the millennium. He is also the one to have the hugest Bollywood franchise (Golmaal) to his name. To top it all, he is someone who could well have chosen to hog the limelight but has instead taken a conscious call to stay away from it. Still, Rohit Shetty, whose films have collectively accumulated around 500 crores in the decade gone by, gets hit upon by detractors who choose to ignore his massive success rate and instead accuse of him making films that are ‘safe’ and ‘way too commercial’.
Obviously, he is in a mood to react, now that ‘Bol Bachchan‘ is up for release.
“Just because technology has become handy and everyone has become a critic on social networking and micro-blogging sites, some people think that they can write about anything and anyone at any given point in time and go scot-free. But really, who cares? Who are these people who are talking? Do they know anything about cinema? Do they have any idea about technique before commenting on a director”, Rohit says in a soft, yet overtly stern tone.
He has valid reasons to dismiss those who seem to be quite high on world cinema and believe that films like ‘Singham‘ and ‘Golmaal 3‘ are resulting in Bollywood getting regressive. This, when both films have crossed 100 crores each at the box office inside 12 months flat.
“Are these the only people who have been exposed to world cinema? Do they think those who are making successful ‘masala’ films haven’t seen such films? Really, since you have asked, I am talking about it. Otherwise such talks don’t really make a difference to me. If I start bothering about such talks, it would unnecessarily put pressure on the back of my mind. I don’t want any of that. I would rather make a film and deliver.”
We too hope audience appreciates what you deliver on 6th July once ‘Bol Bachchan‘ hits the screens all over.