Women-oriented subjects, off beat films have ‘a hard time in Bollywood’

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Vikramaditya…To make matters worse we have limited number of theatres.

Actress-director Konkona Sensharma and filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane say it’s not easy to get a release for a film, especially if it is non-commercial and has a women-oriented subject.

Konkona, 36, also says  if the person making the movie is a well-known face the project will have an easy passage more often than not.

“It is a difficult journey, from your first draft to getting your film released. Maybe for a person who is established, it is easier because you have contacts, you know people. But it a is difficult journey. Especially if you’re making a film which doesn’t have a big star, or if it is not a mainstream film, or if it is about a female protagonist,” she added.

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Konkona is making her directorial debut with A Death in the Gunj.

Vikramaditya, 39, said while now is a great time for making content-driven films, it’s not favourable for the release of films as there are limited number of theatres.

“It’s a great time for content, it’s not such a great time for releasing films because we have limited number of theatres. Every film is running with 1-2 weeks of life in a theatre. Your film can’t sustain in that short span,” he said. – CINEWS

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