Chhapaak Director, Meghna Gulzar Hopes to Visit Kashmir Soon
Meghan Gulzar’s upcoming film, Chhapaak starring Deepika Padukone is all set to hit screens on January 10, 2020
Meghna Gulzar is now one the most renowned directors in Bollywood. The filmmaker has worked with Alia Bhatt in Raazi and is now gearing up for the release of Chhapaak in which Deepika Padukone stars as the lead. However, the daughter of eminent poet Gulzar, in a recent interview with IANS shared that she would love to go back to Kashmir soon. The region has been under curfew for the past few months and many Kashmiris are unable to move and out of the area.
Speaking of Kashmir, Meghna shared, “When it comes to family holidays, we often go on a safari because since my son loves the wilderness. He loves to watch tigers and lions in the forest. When it comes to destinations, I love Kashmir. I would love to go to Kashmir with my family and hope we are able to do so soon. If I were Santa Claus I would have people be more genteel, because somewhere that has been eroded a bit.” The director also spoke about working on expressing herself through socio-political films.
She continued, “It is an immense responsibility on a filmmaker who is making a film inspired by real-life incidents, especially if the incident is sensitive and people of that community are alive. But our work becomes timeless when it is remembered beyond the historical record of the time that they were made in. That gives us validation. Even if my film is recalled as one that captured a social transition or a reflection of that time frame, I would feel fulfilled.” Meghna concluded, “I hope I have evolved as a storyteller and am telling stories that are more complex. If I am telling these stories with the right complexity, then I am improving my craft. I think I am swifter when it comes to editing, writing and shooting a film than before.”