A film should entertain the youth: Subhash Ghai

Oct 04, 2015, 06:29 IST | Anirban Das

Subhash Ghai, in an advisory chat with aspiring filmmakers   at the film fest

Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai interacted with aspiring actors, directors and script writers as part of the Master Class Series that focuses on the intricacies of filmmaking, at the 6th Jagran Film Festival on Saturday.

During the session, Ghai went back in time and recalled the days he was pursuing a commerce degree in college, where he formed an art society. He opened up about his ambition to become an actor and how he faced severe opposition from his father.

Subhash Ghai with his daughter Madhura
Subhash Ghai with his daughter Madhura.  Pics/Sameer Markande

However, after completing his education, when he mentioned that he wants to settle down in Mumbai and make a career in the film industry, instead of discouraging him, his father asked him to join Film and Television Institute of India for a formal training.

Explaining his successmantra, Ghai said, “I keep discovering myself with each film. Also, a film should entertain the youth.”

Apart from discussing his journey in the industry, Ghai had some words of wisdom for those present at the session. “One should not limit his/her abilities. An actor should know how a producer function; a producer should know what it needs to be a technician; a technician should know what it takes to become a good actor,” he said.

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