Boman Irani: You make some movies for the kitchen, some for the soul.
Boman Irani He said he does not dislike commercial cinema and believes that, as an actor, he tries to balance the films, doing some to manage his house and others to satisfy his creative appetite. The actor, best known for appearing in blockbusters such as the series 'Munna Bhai', 'Don' and 'Housefull', will be seen next as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi in 'Jhalki' .
I don't knock commercial cinema. It's very important that people should go to the cinema, have a good time, a good laugh. Without commercial cinema I feel we may not be able to make smaller movies. This ('Jhalki') isn't a small movie, it's a big movie because the impact it needs to make, it will make, Boman told reporters in Mumbai. The actor said 'Jhalki', which deals with the issue of child trafficking and child labor, doesn't necessarily have to be a blockbuster to make an impact.
We are not saying that movies like these should replace blockbusters. We are saying that both should coexist. I make movies of all kinds. You make some for the kitchen, others for the soul. Just for the kitchen or just for the soul is not good. This movie will have an impact. It is not that child labor will stop tomorrow. But there will be a conscience. More people will know about Kailash Satyarthi, he added.
Directed by Brahmanand Siingh and co-directed by Tanvi Jain, 'Jhalki' also features Tanishtha Chatterjee, Sanjay Suri and Divya Dutta. Boman said he wasn't trying to imitate Satyarthi and was in fact trying to understand the Nobel Laurete to play him better.
Even if I speak in a voice, which is not as heavy as Kailash ji's, it will be fine as long as I get his soul right. All these things (voice, mannerism) are just garnishes, decorations. What's important is that I understand what he feels, I added. Produced by Annand Chavan, and featuring child actors Arti Jha and Goraksha Sakpal, 'Jhalki' is scheduled to release on September 27.
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