21 October, 2020

'Industry Is In Panic, No One Is Safe'

Soon after Gulshan Kumar was gunned down, the industry chose to stay indoors. Veteran film-maker

'Industry Is In Panic, No One Is Safe'

What is the reaction in the industry to Gulshan Kumar's death?

The industry is in a panic today and nobody seems to be safe. There was fear written on every face that attended the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) meeting. To make a good picture one needs a congenial atmosphere. The government should ensure that we can live in peace and make films in peace. And the Bombay police which we once believed to be as good as that of Scotland Yard's, should provide us with a sense of safety.

To what extent is the underworld financing the film industry?

Black money has been in the industry for quite some time now. Today, production costs have gone up to crores of rupees. The signing amounts are Rs 50-55 lakh. With so much emphasis on money, producers could turn to questionable sources.

So how is it that many can afford big budget films despite flops?

I am baffled when people say they have made a Rs 10-crore film. I don't know where this money comes from. I don't feel...



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