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'Life is a Risk'

National Award Winner Annu Kapoor gears up for his next socio-political satire, Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho. He says filmmaking entails taking risk but it entertains and builds thoughts

Published: 10th June 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th June 2015 11:54 PM   |  A+A-

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Bachchan and Hirani tweeted in support of your new film 

We are very thankful; it adds a feel-good factor. Those tweets must reach people who turn into spectators in the theatre to make the film a success.

Who is Miss Tanakpur?

Miss Tanakpur is the name of my buffalo; and it stands first in the animal fashion show! I play Sualal Gandas, the Pradhan of Tanakpur, who rules over his village with his money and muscle power.

What made you choose this film?

Good script and good role. Paisa bhi theek tha (laughs).

The film’s USP?

The story of the film is a socio-political satire based on reality.Risking and working with a new director Life is a risk; you cannot seek safety and security all the time. Films that people thought would do wonders have flopped. There are many examples where filmmakers have been overconfident about their masala films only to be disappointed. Filmmaking is a risk.

Besides acting in the film

Vinod did take advantage of my experience. During the shooting of the film, wherever I thought my suggestion could add value, I gave my inputs and opinions.

Small-budget and multi-starrers

The main thing is hope. Like in any other business, a film producer is taking a lot of risk by investing money.

Role of cinema

Cinema is a world of make-belief. It not only entertains but is capable of a lot of other things. Cinema is the closest to reality. I am not saying cinema will bring about a revolution; but it will surely build new thoughts in people’s minds, even if it is only for a few moments.

Changing cinema

Yes. People are creating new types of films for the audience.

Difference between a star and an artiste?

A star who is an artiste too is a rare combination. But there is a possibility of an artiste becoming a big star.

Future projects

I have two more films in the pipeline, both produced by Neeraj Pandey: Titli directed by Mukul Abhyankar and Saath Uchakkey by Sanjeev Sharma.


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