Saturday November 23, 2019

Director of ‘Stree’ Says It’s Easier to Experiment With Debut Film

The story of the film, starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor, revolves around a ghost and a few people around her.

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'Stree', starring Shraddha Kapoor releasses on August 31. Flickr

Amar Kaushik, who will make his Bollywood directorial debut with the horror-comedy film “Stree”, says it is easier for filmmakers to experiment with their first film as people are not aware of their signature style.

Asked why he chose this genre instead of a love story, Kaushik told IANS: “I think it is easier to experiment with my first film because here people do not know my signature (style) as a filmmaker. With success, people begin to fear to experiment, especially when they establish their style of cinema, build a steady audience who love to follow their work. Commercially that becomes tough to experiment.”

The Cast Of ‘Stree’. Bollywood Country

“Since this is my first film, I am taking a chance with a good script, a bunch of great actors to tell a story written by Raj and DK. If it falls flat on my face, I would learn from my mistake and move on. Having said that, I am confident that people will love our film,” added the director.

The story of the film, starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor, revolves around a ghost and a few people around her.

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“There are people who do not prefer watching an out-and-out horror film. They get scared. But comedy is something that we all get entertained by…so our film has the quirk to entertain you, and a little element of mystery and horror to thrill you,” shared Kaushik.

“Stree” will release on August 31. (IANS)

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Acid Attack Is One Of The Most Heinous Crimes: Vikrant Massey

Actor Vikrant Massey feels that we are not doing enough to stop acid attacks

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Actor Vikrant Massey will be starring in "Chhapaak". Wikimedia Commons

BY ARUNDHUTI BANERJEE

Bollywood actor Vikrant Massey plays a pivotal role in the Deepika Padukone-starrer “Chhapaak”, which is based on the real-life story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.

Pointing out how most of his choices reflect his opinion, Vikrant told IANS: “I won’t associate myself with any project that I do not believe in. I strongly believe that an acid attack is one of the most heinous crimes in the world, so if we are talking about a progressive society where we are trying to create an environment of parity for all genders, it is a shame that we are yet to eradicate a crime like an acid attack. The report says that in India, most of the cases are of jilted lovers. When a girl rejects the proposal of a boy, the boy throws acid on her face!”opi

After a pause that clearly signals outrage, he added: “No one has the right to ruin someone’s life like that!”

“We are a developing country and we are sending Chandrayaan to the moon, and showing the world how we are progressing! Yet we are, at the same time, still living with a criminal practice like acid attack! We all know that it is wrong, still we are not doing enough to stop it!” added the actor.

Actor Vikrant Massey
Vikrant Massey strongly believes in stopping crimes like acid attacks. Wikimedia Commons

Over the past few years, Vikrant has managed to make his space with films like “Dil Dhadakne Do”, “A Death In The Gunj”, “Half Girlfriend”, and “Lipstick Under My Burkha”. Interestingly all these films address issues like parental interference in an adult life, elitism in society, language barrier, and gender disparity.

The actor said he uses film as a medium to express his thoughts.

“I have a lot of things to say in my lifetime and, being an actor, cinema is my medium. I am glad that I am an artist who gets a chance to reach out to thousands of people at one time. Being a sensitive human being, I always try and choose stories that somewhere translates my opinion,” said Vikrant, who has also explored the digital entertainment space with web shows like “Mirzapur”, “Made In Heaven”, “Criminal Justice” .

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He will soon be seen in the new season of the web series “Broken But Beautiful”, where he shared screen space with actress Harleen Sethi. The show will be streaming on the OTT platform ZEE5 and ALT Balaji from November 27. (IANS)