Not excited about 'masala' films

Not excited about 'masala' films

Kiran Rao, who made her directorial debut with Dhobi Ghat in 2011, says that she is least interested in making masala entertainers, which are notorious for breaking box-office records in the film industry.

“I am not excited about masala films. I am not drawn towards that genre. I don’t know how to write them,” Kiran confesses.

The film-maker adds that she wanted to make the kind of films that excite her and also leave an impression in the minds of audience. Kiran says she is looking forward to her actor husband Aamir Khan’s upcoming films Peekay and Dhoom 3 — this is the first time that she will be watching her husband’s film as an audience members, since she’s played no role whatsoever in the making of Dhoom 3.

“I am looking forward to both the films, especially Dhoom 3 because this is the only film (of Aamir’s) in the last seven or eight years that I have not been a part of. In rest of the films, I was with Aamir during the narration. Dhoom 3 will be the first film I will watch as an audience member,” she explains.

Kiran is yet to complete scripting her next directorial venture. She has been involved with an online campaign for the drama film ‘Ship of Theseus’, and says that the results of the campaign will help the makers release the film in places other than the five cities where it will be released first. ‘Ship of Theseus’ is an upcoming film written and directed by Anand Gandhi, and produced by actor Sohum Shah.

Kiran saw the film at a film festival and came on board to present it to Indian audiences with UTV Motion Pictures as the distribution partner.

The film is scheduled for a theatrical release on July 19.

She hails the online campaign as a great method of film promotion, saying that such a platform would have helped Dhobi Ghat as well.

 Kiran quips that she does not want Aamir to be a part of the campaign for ‘Ship of Theseus’ as it would have “affected” its prospects.

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