Why can`t Imtiaz make a children`s movie?

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2012, 14:41 PM IST

Mumbai: "I am not so clean internally that I could attempt a children`s film," says writer-director Imtiaz Ali.

"I can`t dare to do it right now because to make a children`s film your heart needs to be pure and soft and I am not so clean internally that I could attempt a children`s film," the 41-year-old said here at the premier of `Gattu`.

Directed by Rajan Khosa, `Gattu` is the Children`s Film Society of India`s first movie to be released theatrically. It hits the theatres Friday.

Meanwhile, filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who made the children`s film `Makdee`, believes that lack of theatrical releases has kept kids away from entertainment created for them.

"All the credit for it`s (`Gattu`) release goes to (CFSI chairman) Nandita Das and Rajshri, who are distributing the film. I think it`s a beautiful film. Normally, entertainment created for kids does not reach them because it`s not released in theatres. I am very happy this is being released and I am sure kids are going to love it," said Bhardwaj at the premiere.

`Gattu` was honoured with a special mention at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February.

IANS