By: IANS | Kolkata | Published: November 17, 2018 1:25:29 pm
Shoojit Sircar was speaking at the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival (Photo courtesy: Instagram)
National award-winning director Shoojit Sircar on Friday said the disparity between content-driven festival circuit films and commercial Bollywood is decreasing.
“There was a disparity. But I think it is decreasing. If you look at films such as Masaan, Lunchbox and the like, these have worked in mainstream Bollywood and festivals,” Sircar said at a press meet at the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival.
“Dancing, singing days of Bollywood have gone. All are concentrating on good stories,” he said.
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October, the recent release of the director with films like Yahan, Vicky Donor and Piku to his credit, has been invited for a special screening at the festival in Kolkata.
Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu and Gitanjali Rao were a part of this sensitive film which is very close to Sircars heart.
Sircar expressed his desire to work with thespian Soumitra Chatterjee. He said he has plans to make a film on football, but things are at a very nascent stage.
“I spent around 18 years in Delhi. I think I still need to learn before venturing into making a Bengali cinema,” the director added.