I don`t watch Hindi films: Rajat Kapoor

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 15:24

Mumbai: Filmmaker-actor Rajat Kapoor acts in Hindi movies, directs in the same language, but says he doesn`t watch them as good Hindi movies are few and far between.

His directorial ventures include `Mithya` and `Mixed Doubles` and he has acted in over 30 films, both mainstream and non-commercial. His performance was appreciated in `Phas Gaye Re Obama`, `Bheja Fry`, `Monsoon Wedding` and `Dil Chahta Hai`among others.

"I don`t watch Hindi films. 95 percent of the films being made are not sensible. And amongst the 5 percent, 0.5 percent are decent. I am not interested," Kapoor, whose latest directorial venture "Ankhon Dekhi` is slated for a March 21 release, told IANS.

"For me, film is about making a shot. I come out empty after watching these films. But everybody has the right to make their kind of films and it`s fine," he added.

Talking about Indian cinema on the whole, he said Marathi movies were interesting than Bengali.

"Indian cinema is a big term. Marathi films are very good and they (filmmakers) are making some good films. I saw `Harsihchandrachi Factory` and it was fabulous. In Hindi, I liked `Gangs of Wasseypur`.

"Bengali films have nothing to offer at the moment," he added.

Rajat is currently busy promoting `Aankhon Dekhi`, a quirky drama about a character named Raje Bauji, played by Sanjay Mishra.

Set in Old Delhi, the story talks about the eventful life of Raje Bauji, who lives with his family in a small house.

IANS

First Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 15:30

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