"Bollywood is a Completely Superficial Place, Devoid of Emotions!" Madhur Bhandarkar
The filmmaker lashes out at the film fraternity!
For the number of close friendships in the industry, there are also several instances where friends have fallen out over personal and professional issues. Whether it’s the Karan-Kajol friendship or the cold war between Deepika and Katrina, B-town has seen its fair share of back biting and fall outs.
Most recently, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar was in a bitter battle due to a petition filed against him for his film, Indu Sarkar. The Supreme Court held back the film’s release, based on its subject, and only a few filmmakers stood up for Bhandarkar during his hard time.
In a recent interview to Pinkvilla, the filmmaker spoke of how he felt let down by the film industry, when no one supported him during the film’s release. Expressing his disappointment with the film fraternity he said, “Bollywood is a completely superficial place, devoid of emotions! This industry navigates their equations from Friday to Friday and the success of the movies releasing then. Your friends and enemies turn according to your box office success. Like they say, no permanent friendship or enmity.” Ouch!
Madhur Bhandarkar voiced his support for films like Udta Punjab, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Padmavati in the past and was deeply hurt when Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap or Sanjay Leela Bhansali didn't stand up for his film. Indu Sarkar finally released on 27 July, but it got mixed reviews from the critics and audiences and wasn’t able to stand up to the box office collections of Lipstick Under My Burkha, which released a week earlier. What did you think about the film?