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Political films impact people`s sensibility: Ashotosh Gowariker

Updated: Oct 13, 2012, 12:49 PM IST

Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, known for films like `Lagaan`, `Swades` and `Jodhaa Akbar`, supports movies based on political issues as he believes they can have a profound influence on the people.

"As far as political movies are concerned, they impact a lot because politics is a very important force in our lives. If we want any change, then we should elect only those people who can bring that change in the country," the 48-year-old said here Friday at the screening of `In The Name Of Tai`.

"In The Name Of Tai" talks of a village woman who suffers in the process of protecting the lands of the farmers from the clutches of powerful builders, and politicians. The film released this Friday.

"I think a film on politics tends to make you think, can show you a new direction and can create an environment where you can take decisions, as to whom to vote and which political party to be brought in power. So I think political movies are very important and especially they should have entertainment zone," he added.

Talking about his future projects, Ashutosh said: "My script is ready but I think it will take me around nine more months to go on floors."

Gowariker`s last release was the 2010 film `Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey`, based on the Chittagong uprising of 1930.