Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar attended Nexbrands Vision Awards 2018 on Tuesday in Mumbai. During media interaction, Madhur said that he would definitely want to explore digital medium once he get right subject to do it.
When asked Bhandarkar whether he want to explore digital medium in future, he said, “I feel current era of Digital medium is really good with the entry of Netflix and Amazon as people want to see good content. Digital content offers you various options be it web series, short films and even you can watch films and television soaps anytime and anywhere and I feel digital medium has bright future in India. If anything interesting subject comes my mind then I will definitely want to make that on digital platform”
Talking about receiving Nexbrands Vision Awards 2018, Bhandarkar said, “I feel awards and recognition is always morale booster whether its popular award or National award or Padmashri award. It always feels nice when people give you award recognizing your work. It’s a great moment for me to receive this award as it always encourages you and motivates you to do better work”
Recently, National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar’s short film Mumbai Mist received a standing ovation at the BRICS Film Festival in Chengdu, China. ‘Mumbai Mist’ shows a bond shared between an old man and an orphan ragpicker, played by Annu Kapoor and child actor Master Devrath. ‘Mumbai Mist’was part of The Magnificent Five - Directors Collaboration Project for the BRICS Film Festival, talking about ‘Mumbai Mist’, Bhandarkar said, “I made a film for BRICS with Annu Kapoor and that has been released in China. It’s an international project. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are five members of BRICS summit and we have received good response for the film and in India also, I will organize a show very soon.”
Talking about freedom of filmmaker when it comes to making movies, Bhandarkar said, “There is always sense of fear in the mind of filmmaker when you are making a film based on historical figures as it happened with my film ‘Indu Sarkar’ and now with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’. During release of ‘Indu Sarkar’, people protested outside my house and cancelled my promotional press conference. I feel before making film on historical subject, you should take permission from personalities on whom your film is based otherwise, filmmaker has to face opposition from people but I also that feel once CBFC pass the film, then we should give fair chance to filmmaker to release their film As far as release of ‘Padmaavat’ is concerned, I am really happy that it has been released and doing really good business”
Madhur Bhandarkar’s last film ‘Indu Sarkar’ received mixed response from audience and critics.