Press Esc to close
Wednesday 01 March 2017
News updated at 11:17 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31°C
Min : 19°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

'I write most of my scripts in Bangalore'

Rohini Kejriwal, Nov 26,2012:

Cinematic Legend

Artistic Subhash Ghai
Film-maker Subhash Ghai is a man like no other. He has given the country films like Pardes, Taal, Khalnayak, Saudagar and won himself the title of the ‘showman’ of Hindi cinema — for the grandeur as well as themes explored in his films.
“Every time I have new characters, actors and audiences in front of me, I know I can’t get bored. I’m a man from cinema, and cinema deals with human experiences. You need to constantly be learning and understanding people around you,” he tells Metrolife, during his recent visit to the City.

What few people know about him is that his dream of working in Bollywood was almost thrashed by his father, who wanted him to be a chartered accountant. “I wanted to just sing, dance and know people! In both school and college, I was a very bad student and always got below 35 per cent. But my teachers still liked me because I was a good boy,” laughs Subhash, who later did a diploma course from Pune’s Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).FTII turned out to be one of his best learning experiences and the films he has made from 1976 till date are all reflective of that.

Keeping this in mind, he set up his dream project, the state-of-the-art film institute — Whistling Woods International. “In film schools, you can’t fit too many students into each batch. I think India needs at least a 100 cinema schools, so that we can nurture creative talent and remove mediocrity,” he shares.

The 67-year-old is very excited about his latest film, Kaanchi, which stars Rishi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty. “It’s a love story about a young, poor girl from the mountains and her mission to do something,” he informs, adding that he is on the lookout for the perfect female lead. He is also producing Apna Sapna Money Money 2 and has roped in the Deols (Sunny, Bobby and Dharmendra) for another film called Ishq De Maare.

He loves coming back to the City and is all praises about it. “Bangalore is my favourite place — there’s good weather, good people and good creative energy. I write most of my scripts here and have shot many of my films like Meri Jung and Khalnayak here,” he wraps up.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Team India players during trekking in the surrounding areas of Pune to rejuvenate after Australia ..

Team India players during trekking in the surrounding areas of Pune to rejuvenate after Australia ..

Tight security at out-side Takht Harmadir Sahib (Gurudawara) increased after bomb explosion threat..

Tight security at out-side Takht Harmadir Sahib (Gurudawara) increased after bomb explosion threat..

BJP legislators stage a demonstration against Bihar's minister for excise and prohibition Abdul ....

BJP legislators stage a demonstration against Bihar's minister for excise and prohibition Abdul ....

39 Pakistani nationals including 18 fishermen and 21 civilians going to their country after India...

39 Pakistani nationals including 18 fishermen and 21 civilians going to their country after India...

Crime branch police displays seized 1,29,00,000 crore of banned currency notes in Thane, Mumbai ....

Crime branch police displays seized 1,29,00,000 crore of banned currency notes in Thane, Mumbai ....

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav addresses an election rally in Deoria district on ...

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav addresses an election rally in Deoria district on ...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in favour of BJP candidates in ...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in favour of BJP candidates in ...

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav waves at an election rally in Mau district on Wednesday.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav waves at an election rally in Mau district on Wednesday.

Union Home Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh at an election rally in Ballia district on Wednes..

Union Home Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh at an election rally in Ballia district on Wednes..

Olive Ridley turtles nest their eggs at the Rushikulya river mouth beach in Ganjam district of...

Olive Ridley turtles nest their eggs at the Rushikulya river mouth beach in Ganjam district of...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523