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Audience doesn't discriminate between male, female-driven cinema: Meghna Gulzar

The director says films are films irrespective of which gender takes centre stage

Published: 07th July 2018

Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar doesn't believe in the distinction drawn between female-driven and male-centric films.

"Women cannot get good box office numbers is becoming a very jaded argument. Because the trade itself is saying that the audience does not discriminate between female-driven or male-centric films," Meghna says.

"The thing is that we don't call male-centric films that, so why do female-driven films need a special name? We need to lose this discrimination. Films are films. Good films will work and bad films won't work," adds the Raazi maker.

Meghna dabbled with the subject of surrogacy in her debut film Filhaal back in 2002. She narrated the ordeal of a newly-married couple dealing with incompatibility in Just Married: Marriage Was Only the Beginning! She then dealt with the infamous Aarushi Talwar murder case with Talvar, and hit the jackpot with Alia Bhatt-starrer Raazi. Now, she is working on a biopic on Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.

The daughter of poet, lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar says Raazi's success came as a surprise to her. "There was tremendous relief because there was the faith of so many people who were part of the film that was riding on it as well. There was just overwhelming gratitude that followed the sense of surprise," she adds.

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