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Never thought I'd be able to direct an English film: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who is making his Hollywood debut with the ‘Broken Horses’ thriller, says coming from a Hindi medium school, he never thought he would be able to write and direct a film in English.

Never thought I'd be able to direct an English film: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Pic courtesy: @SrBachchan

Mumbai: Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who is making his Hollywood debut with the ‘Broken Horses’ thriller, says coming from a Hindi medium school, he never thought he would be able to write and direct a film in English.

For him, ‘Broken Horses’ is not a film but a "dream fulfilled".

"'Broken Horses' is not a film for me; it's a dream. I never thought that I will be able to write, produce and direct a film in English," Chopra said here on Tuesday at the launch of the trailer of the film.

"I never thought that people like James Cameron and Alfanso Cuaron would say such nice words after watching the film. It's a dream fulfilled for me," he added.

‘Broken Horses’, co-written by Chopra and Abhijat Joshi, is set in the shadows of the US-Mexico border gang wars, and it highlights the bonds of brotherhood, laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence.

It is slated to release on April 10.

 

Audiences can read through film publicity: Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai: Robust film promotions and elaborate publicity strategies are accepted ways of driving a movie to the audience, but the viewers are smart enough to "gauge" and "read through" it all, says megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

The actor, on Tuesday, unveiled the trailer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood venture ‘Broken Horses’ at a grand event, also attended by Aamir Khan.

"The people though are smart enough to gauge what publicity is all about, they are able to read through the personal appearances, being a part of important TV shows, interviews galore with every born and yet unborn journalistic pursuits," Amitabh posted on his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com.

"There has always been a debate whether this practice does indeed work for a film. The final outcome despite the kind of ad spend on such acts, is the merit of the product itself. If that is attractive enough, no amount of paid publicity shall enhance it, and no amount of the same shall have the capacity to demean it ," he added.

Chopra who has produced, directed and written "Broken Horses", his first Hollywood project, invited Amitabh and Aamir for the film's trailer release here on Tuesday.

Big B says the glimpse into the film "looked very positive and impressive".

‘Broken Horses’ which stars actors like Maria Valverde, Thomas Jane, Anton Yelchin and Vincent D'Onofrio is slated to hit the theatres on April 10.

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