Neeraj Ghaywan, whose directorial debut "Masaan" garnered much appreciation at the Cannes International Film Festival this year, says directors get too much credit for the success of the film.
“I will give it to the team. I have always maintained this in my life. I think the director gets too much credit for the film, but I think it is everybody's effort and they are the one who made it possible,” Ghaywan said at the inaugural of sixth edition of Jagran Film Festival here.
The five-day film extravaganza was opened here on Wednesday by "Masaan", which won two awards at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival earlier this year. Along with Ghaywan, stars like Sanjay Mishra, Richa Chadha, Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi were present at the screening.
The film unfolds a story of four people living in a small town -- Varanasi-- and how pre-set notions of society change their life and its consequences.
Ghaywan points out that shooting for the film was not a cake walk.
“There were challenges like recreating live ghats, shooting with fire, diving sequences and then the time frame, economy and budget. There were so man variables. But we all were honest to the project and we all were in it together,” he added.
Produced by Drishyam Films, Phantom Films, Macassar Productions and Sikhya Entertainment, "Masaan" is scheduled to hit Indian theatres on July 24.