'Kahaani' everything that a film should not be: Sujoy Ghosh
With two flops behind him, director Sujoy Ghosh says he decided to take a risk with Vidya Balan starrer "Kahaani", which looked a very unfilmable story on paper.
Sujoy says he was discouraged from making the film which had a pregnant woman as the lead star, a bunch of unknown actors and Kolkata as a backdrop after "Home Delivery" and "Aladin" failed at the box office.
"The whole idea was to work with Vidya Balan. Also, as a filmmaker it was a nice challenge to create a thriller with a pregnant woman in lead. I had two gigantic flops behind me so I just wanted to be on an unknown turf. It was more of a gut feeling," Sujoy told PTI in an interview. His risk has paid off well with "Kahaani" continuing to run in cinema halls even a month after its release. But Sujoy says he was not sure that the film would work at the box office.
"There was no guarantee whether this will work because when you look on paper, 'Kahaani' is everything that a film should not be. What is interesting about the film is that it had no crutches but acting and the way we told the story. "My heart was set on it though people discouraged me and a lot of things happened. You get discouraged at every turn in your life but once your heart is set on something it is very hard to do anything else and that's what happened to me." PTI