Unfortunate that film's budget depends on star, says Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari
Dangal fame director Nitesh Tiwari, who has worked with A-list actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, says the trend of deciding a film's budget on the basis of the star rather than a script is an unfortunate scenario
Dangal fame director Nitesh Tiwari, who has worked with A-list actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, says the trend of deciding a film's budget on the basis of the star rather than a script is an "unfortunate" scenario. "It is an unfortunate scenario in our country that the film's budget is decided not on the basis of the script but on the basis of who is starring in it," Tiwari said during a panel discussion on the position of children's films in India and the way forward at the ongoing 48th International Film Festival of India in Goa.
"A same script with a bigger star will have a higher production budget, but the same script with a so-called lesser known star, would have lesser budget. Because producers in their heads think about the market recovery," he added. The director, who has also made children-based films like Chillar Party and Bhoothnath Returns, pointed out that the whole thing trickles down to the budget of a children's film.
"There are two big problems as to why children's films are not being made. One is the commercial point of view which is the producers' inclination to make it commercially successful. The other problem is that there aren't too many people who want to make children's films."
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