Madhur will soon return to issue-based cinema

Mumbai, Jan 25 (PTI) Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who haschanged gears from realism to romantic-comedy in his upcomingfilm ''Dil Toh Baccha Hai Jee'' says he would soon return toissue-based cinema, which brought him recognition.

"I will definitely return to serious or issue basedcinema. I will very soon make a hard-hitting film. Because itis this kind of cinema that gave me recognition and made mewhat I am today," Madhur told PTI.

Madhur shot to fame with ''Chandni Bar'' (2001) starringTabu and Atul Kulkarni. The film brought him his firstNational Award and there on he went on winning accolades forhis films ''Page 3'' and ''Traffic Signal''. His other issue basedfilms include - ''Jail'', ''Fashion'', ''Corporate'' and ''Satta''.

"''Corporate'' and ''Satta'' are my favourite issue basedfilms. It was the best work of mine. I am proud of both thesefilms," Madhur said.

"Of all issue based films that I made ''Corporate'' was themost challenging as I did not have much idea about thecorporate world since I am not a graduate person. To make itappealing and real for the common man was not easy. While, thesubject of ''Satta'' was was a complex subject. Thefilm was ahead of its time and may be thatss why it did not dowell," the 42-year-old filmmaker said.

With ''Dil Toh..''Madhur is venturing for the first timeinto the rom-com genre and he enjoyed the experience.

"Rom-com was easy to make. I never had any secondthoughts about making romcom. I have flair for humour, jokesand one-liners. I loved making it and enjoyed a lot. Myfavourite romcom film is ''Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge''. Iloved the film and have seen it several times. I also like''Jab We Met''," the director said. .

About the film, he said, "It is about three men and their encounters with love. How these guys struggle to cope withmodern women and contemporary relationships. The film takes ahumorous look at love and the extent people willgo to escape or attain it."

The film with an ensemble cast of Ajay Devgn, EmraanHashmi, Omi Vaidya, Shruti Hassan, Shazahn Padamsee andShraddha Das, releases on January 28.

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