Film-maker-producer Onir, who is known for his critically acclaimed films including "My Brother Nikhil", "I AM" among others, feels creativity gets hampered if economics becomes the driving force of a film.
A day ahead of the National Film Awards, filmmakers, including Onir, Anusha Rizvi, Ashvin Kumar and Aamir Bashir protested here Thursday as part of Save Indie Campaign, demanding "more screens" and "space" for independent movies.
After successfully raising funds from the general public for the national award winning film `I Am`, producer duo Sanjay Suri and Onir are again taking the crowd-funding route for their new venture - a love story of a 14-year-old Dalit boy and an upper-caste girl.
Filmmaker Onir was on top of the world after his critically acclaimed film ‘I Am’ won best Hindi film honour at the 59th National Awards, but little did he know that his joys would be short lived. The director got a shock when Doordarshan refused to air Onir`s National Award winning film ‘I Am’ because it does not have `U` certification.
Filmmaker Onir, who is basking in the glory of national-award winner `I Am`, will now be producing a film revolving around a 17-year-old athlete and his sports coach who helps the boy realise his potential.