Stars can’t do formula movies all the time, says Onir

Renowned director of Indian film industry says Bollywood actors have become aware of the fact that alone formula films are not going to help them endure in the industry.

Onir, known for directing films like “I Am” and “My Brother…Nikhil”, has often painted the issues of single motherhood, child abuse and same-sex relationships through his films. He says, it is a good time for the Indian film industry as every actor is now trying his best to experiment with his roles.

“I think stars have felt they can’t be doing formula films all the time. The moment a big star starts doing an independent film, more and more audience starts watching it and it is good for the industry.

“Actors are experimenting with films. We have Salman Khan doing ‘Sultan’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, Akshay Kumar maintaining a fine balance between commercial entertainer and a non-commercial entertainer, Aamir Khan has been doing it since quite some time,” says Onir.

The national award winner director said that because of the increasing audience engagement for independent cinema, more and more actors are taking on such movies.

His next movie “Shab”, starring Raveena Tandon and newcomer Ashish Bisht is scheduled to hit the screens coming on June 30th.The movie which is about exploring intense human relationships also features French actor Simon Fenay and one more newcomer Arpita Chatterjee.

The film is set in the sophisticated city of Delhi where people from all over the country come to fulfill their dreams.

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