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Nowadays commercial films are cliched, says Shoojit Sircar

Mumbai, 28 Aug – Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, known for his content-driven films, says these days non-commercial films are commercial films and they are cliche films.

Would he call his next film Pink a commercial or non-commercial one? “I think these days, non-commercial films are commercial films and commercial films are cliche films. I think there is no such bracket for my films. All my films are content-driven and this film (‘Pink’) is a thrilling film,” Sircar told IANS.

Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, “Pink” is a thriller-based film set in Delhi. It will see Amitabh Bachchan as a lawyer. Sircar also shared that his films are completely offbeat.

“I have nothing against commercial films because there is an audience for them. I hardly watch commercial films but I have nothing against them. My films are completely offbeat. There is an audience for both kind of films,” said the “Vicky Donor” fame director.

Shoojit Sircar also says Amitabh Bachchan, who is playing a lawyer in the forthcoming thriller Pink, is an intelligent actor. At an exclusive interview, Shoojit said, “We were thinking about whom to cast in this lawyer role. Whether to take a young actor or middle-age or any senior actor. Meanwhile, Piku was about to complete. So we were discussing why not cast Amitabh Bachchan in this role.”

“I messaged him about the film and told him that I want to cast him in this lawyer’s role and said I think he should be part of it. Amitabh Bachchan is an intelligent actor. He just heard five minutes of the narration and said let’s shoot,” he said.

Talking about the script the Vicky Donor helmer said, “Ritiesh (Shah) is the spine of the script. The casting of the girls was not hard but to define the characters was difficult. How to conceive the characters and how a working girl in Delhi faces different situations, how a lawyer argues in session court, all these things had to be created. I would give all credits to the writer.”

The Indian Express

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