The prolific director of the 1980s and 90s ,Anil Sharma is back, this time to launch his own son Utkarsh in the film, Genius.
The nepotism debate doesn’t perturb him excessively. “My son Utkarsh’s talent will speak for him. I don’t have to defend my right to launch my own son. It is my prerogative to give my son the chance to prove himself. At the same time I know he will go only as far his talent and luck takes him,” says the director.
In the meanwhile Anil Sharma is thrilled with the response accorded to Genius by the Central Board of Film Certification(CBFC). “I sailed through the censorboard without any hitch at all .They asked me for no cuts at all except one verbal beep which I happily complied with. As for the allegations that the censor board takes too much time to issue certificates, I want to say this is not the experience I had. I was issued my ‘UA’ certificate well in time. Those who complain about delays probably submit their films late and then expect the CBFC to break the queue for them.”