Bouquets and brickbats

Looks Matter

Bouquets and brickbats

Creating awareness: A scene from Paa.

Bouquets or brickbats — the filmmaker is only happy that it has made people experts on the disease. A prominent director had said, “That isn't how a progeria patient looks.

Balki has made Mr Bachchan look like a rubber doll.” “I'm glad my film has made the whole industry experts on progeria. But the fact of the matter is we know exactly what progeric kids look like. Amitji and I watched dozens of film clippings to understand the way progeric children look and behave.

And Amitji got it dead-on,” said the director who  is delighted by the impact. “Now that's the kind of story one likes to hear about 'Paa'. But  we did not make 'Paa' to spotlight progeria," the filmmaker said. But there's no way he can distance the film and its content from the disease.

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