I don't pay media for a goody image: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Filmmaker-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra has no issues with his 'arrogant' nature and says he will never try hard to make himself a 'lovable person'.
Panaji: Filmmaker-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra has no issues with his 'arrogant' nature and says he will never try hard to make himself a 'lovable person'.
The '3 Idiots' producer said he is now too old to change himself for good.
"I can't make myself a lovable person. I am too old to change now and it somehow works against my movies too. I am not into image building at all. I don't even pay media for a goody image.
You will hardly find me on the cover of any national daily. I have always been known for my arrogant nature and 'cuss' words," Chopra said on the sidelines of NFDC Film Bazaar today, where he was a part of a master class with director Sudhir Mishra.
Chopra, who grew up in Srinagar, blamed his upbringing in a small town in India behind his arrogance as he used it as a weapon to fight his inabilities.
"I have been fighting with it from a long time and my wife Anu (Anupama Chopra) is helping me out from last 20 years. My arrogance is the result of my insecurities of being from a small town and unable to speak good English.
"I came from a place where I grew up listening to Mirza Ghalib and I had no idea who Shakespeare was. My only education was listening to my father. When I was exposed to the world of showbiz, I used offence as a defence mechanism," the 64-year-old filmmaker said.
The 'Parinda' director is all set to make his directorial debut in Hollywood with film 'Broken Horses', set against the drug war on the US-Mexico border.
"I get bored very easily and I took up this film as the biggest challenge of my life. It was a challenge because I don't know English well but I wrote the whole story with Abhijat (Joshi), with whom I have been working for 30 years. I feel it is one of the satisfying movies of my career," he said.
Chopra's much talked about production venture 'PK', starring Aamir Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Sushant Singh Rajput and Anushka Sharma hits theatres on December 18.