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Bollywood Filmmaker Farah Khan opened up about her personal life at a felicitation event by organizers of Big Cine Expo.
She said that her father Kamran Khan, who is also a film producer Kamran Khan, died penniless after his movies didn’t work well at the box-office. She added that is why she feels responsible as a filmmaker that everyone who involved in the filmmaking business should make money when a film is released.
"I would rather have exhibitors and theatre owners give me an award saying my movies are making money for everybody. I think for me, that is important as a filmmaker.
Director of commercial blockbusters Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om, and Happy New Year, Farah said: "I am grateful to Big Cine Expo for felicitating me because this is the first time any filmmaker is being felicitated for a contribution towards the business of filmmaking, which I think is very important. Now, everybody is running around wanting critical acclaim but exhibitors and distributors are crying, and the theaters are empty."
When why filmmakers are making lesser mainstream entertainers in the lines of Prakash Mehra and Manmohan Desai, Farah said: "I think those are big shoes to fill. People are making big movies but they are scared to make these big musicals because filmmakers constantly feel that if they will do something (in that genre) then critics will criticize them. But Rohit (Shetty) and I are the two filmmakers who want to make happy and entertaining movies like the ones we used to watch in our childhood days."
Farah said entertainers can have good stories, too. "You can't say that entertaining films don't have content. Rohit (Shetty) makes movies that are completely enjoyable. They have a social message and they are not vulgar, and same goes with me. It's just that we like to make larger-than-life films, which is a diminishing trend at the moment," she pointed out.
By Sowmya Sangam