March 06, 2013 - Subhash Kapoor, 40, chose satire as his style of filmmaking as he wanted to keep away from his nature of being angry and boring. He took his time to agree to the third instalment in the 'Munna Bhai' franchise as he got into filmmaking for telling his personal stories. In an hour-long conversation, he talks about why he's an atheist, how Munna Bhai occurred and why he has in no way missed not getting one arm. Excerpts:How did you get into films?
I was born and brought up in Delhi and have carried out my MA in English Literature from Delhi University. During my years in college, I was aligned to the Left, which helped me shape my suggestions and exposed me to national and international problems. It was a politically volatile time and I study a whole lot from Marxism to Gandhi to Ambedkar. I toyed with the idea of teaching versus becoming a journalist. Art and culture interested me and I started writing on it. Then I worked in Lucknow using the National Literacy mission and got to travel inside the poorest districts of Eastern UP. I enjoyed meeting folks in villages. I have seen real poverty with my eyes of how a thali accessible in Baliya for 5 is considered pricey and when we say no electrical energy in villages, it implies pitch darkness where you cannot even see your hand.
I then returned to Delhi, where I worked as a Tv journalist for several years prior to starting my personal production residence in 2002 with my wife Dimple. We produced documentaries and AVs and did that for five years following which I decided to make my first function film Salaam India with five of my buddies utilizing our personal hard-earned cash but realised that we had no cash to release it. We occurred to meet Manmohan Shetty sahab who was sort adequate to release it. The film was based on cricket and was piggy-banking on the Planet Cup. But to our shock, India lost the very first two matches and didn't even qualify for the super eight. Each of us lost about ten lakh each and every. But I moved to Mumbai to create films. I didn't know anyone and had not assisted and realised that I would not get a mainstream film. Via my typical buddies, I met an NRI Ashok Pandey, who was looking to make a film. There was recession everywhere, be it the world or Bollywood, and I felt that there must be recession within the underworld also. That's how Phas Gaye Re Obama happened, which got critically acclaimed and became my calling card in Bollywood.Anybody who inspired you in the film industry?
I saw Mr Bachchan inside the climax scene of Deewar, where he’s having a one-on-one with God saying, ’Aaj khush to bahut hoge tum’ and I turned atheist because it was an eye-opener for me that one can have a one-on-one conversation with God.More Bollywood Gossip at http://tophottoday.com