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Last Updated 18.10.2019 | 12:24 PM IST



Bollywood tries to strangle independent voices says Dibakar Banerjee


Filmmakers have had a tough time in the industry who have opted for independent cinema over mainstream Hindi films. Talking about the same, filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee has spoken about the problems prevailing in the film industry.

In a recent interview, Dibakar Banerjee spoke about the independent films that don’t get their dues as mainstream cinema suppresses it. According to him, Bollywood has always tried to strangle something which is threatening to them. He added that audience should get a chance to see the talents of such filmmakers and independent films should be given a fair chance. Speaking about the issue, he said that he has managed to survive in the industry as he never became the part of the formula in Bollywood. Calling himself an aberration, he further added that the industry should recognize and reward such filmmakers who make the country proud all over the world.

The outburst came after Dibakar Banerjee watched Gurvinder Singh’s latest Punjabi film Chauthi Kootwhich had its world premiere in the Uncertain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival last year. The movie won the Singapore International Film Festival Silver Screen Award for Best Asian Feature Film in December 2015 and also won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Punjabi. It released today and Dibakar Banerjee is hopeful that people watch this kind of a rarity in cinemas.

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