Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Writer-director Anees Bazmee feels that he doesn’t have the skills to write a book as it requires a different kind of art.
“I don’t think I would like to write books. Perhaps I won’t be able to write it because writing a book is a different art. And what I have done till now is writing stories, screenplays and dialogues for films,” he said at the launch of book “Dard Bhari Muskaan” written by Kamla Mishra on Tuesday.
“So writing films, screenplay, stage plays all are diverse arts and that art isn’t perhaps much there in me. I haven’t made an attempt for it, and I’m very happy writing for films. It’s possible that after I retire, I think about it, but currently I’m busy writing films,” he added.
Despite becoming a popular director today, Bazmee has tremendous experience as a film writer having started out as a writer in 1990 with the film “Swarg” and writing for numerous other films in the 1990s.
He ventured into direction with the Ajay Devgan-Kajol starrer “Hulchul” in 1995 but continued the process of only writing in the films of the late 1990s and early 2000s before directing popular films such as “Singh Is Kinng”, the “Welcome” series and “Ready”. His last film as only a writer was the Akshaye Khanna-Arshad Warsi starrer “Shortkut – The Con is On”.
His film assignments have also left little time for him to read books since he’d rather watch another kind of cinema than read books. “I haven’t read any books since a long time, but I used to in my childhood and my youth, now I’m growing older. I have read numerous books.
“Nowadays I’m so busy with films, that I’m not able to read them and it is sad for me. Nowadays instead of reading books, I watch world cinema and do other such things. But I do try to read any book especially anyone of which I hear brilliant reviews of,” he said.
Bazmee’s last film “Welcome Back” was a success at the box-office.