Posted On Tuesday, July 03, 2012 at 09:04:09 AM
No questions, please!
It seemed the acclaimed filmmaker Prakash Jha had woken up on the wrong side of the bed when he interacted with people and particularly the media at FTII.
He started all right, but became a little reserved in the end, wonder why? Jha revealed he had shot Damul on a shoestring budget and with some help from his father.
And when it was time for Rajneeti to be filmed, the budget had gone over the roof. He also mentioned how the story of Rajneeti was written within a week, but with the help of vodka! This diarist mused, is vodka a must for writers? He joked by saying, “To each his own poison.”
With such candid answers from the ace filmmaker, your diarist guessed Jha had warmed up enough for a good interaction, but the guess turned out to be wrong. Blame it on the weather, Jha suddenly became indifferent and began to avoid answering questions to the point of confusing those around.
He was a little miffed when asked about the Bihar connection in Gangs of Wasseypur. From then on, the turn of events went downhill for those who had hoped to have a nice little chat with Jha, but what can you do when stars become distant? Well, you leave them alone and walk away.
The mozart of Madras is at it again. The maestro has composed a Punjabi tune for the Olympics. While that may be sweet music for Rahmaniacs, there is a certain filmmaker out there, who is waiting for Rahman to fulfil a certain professional commitment.
The diarist has learnt that Rahman’s many international commitments may have forced him to rejig a few schedules. Again. As a result, the first schedule of Anand Rai’s film with Sonam Kapoor in the lead, will miss its date.
But such is the premium attached to the composer that the financers are willing to sacrifice some money but let Rahman take his time. Why are we not surprised.