Vishal Bhardwaj is a filmmaker synonymous with good cinema. Haider, Maqbool, Kaminey, Omkara, 7 Khoon Maaf – his filmography as a director is an intriguing one, despite the misses. When directors like him fail to impress critics and viewers alike, one wonders why it happened.
There could be plenty of reasons, of course, but not many filmmakers come forward to accept their slips. Mr. Bhardwaj is not one of them, though. During a recent interaction with Huffington Post, he was asked which one of his films was close to his heart but didn’t get appreciated by the audience and at the Box Office.
There I was trying to do something else, I was trying to match the aesthetics of a musical with a real world. Then the VFX. It was out of my hand for that film. We as an industry cannot make a film as ambitious in scale as a Rangoon. The actors that were in the film (Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut), they didn’t gel well with each other. It all got quite badly messed up in the end.
Anyway, it’s all a thing of past. We are waiting for your next masterpiece now, sir.