When a society goes through trouble and art becomes a subject of censorship and freedom of an artiste gets curtailed, that complexity produces the best art, says National Award-winning filmmaker Sudhir Mishra.
“Art gets better if the society is troubled. When a society is going through trouble and transformation, the art gets created from the complexity. I will not sit down and complain about how the freedom of an artiste has been curtailed down by authority. There are countries where people are telling stories and finding their way to create their art despite the red eyes of authority,” Sudhir Mishra said.
Steering clear of calling it good or bad, Mishra said: “It is a reality that in every society, art faces obstacles to be free but it is what it is. We can see Iran’s new wave cinema or look at China.”
The “Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi” maker is himself making a digital debut with Hotstar’s web series “Hostages”, featuring Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra, Parvin Dabas and Aashim Gulati.
It is adaptation of the popular Israeli show of the same name.
Did he have to Indianise the story to cater to the common audience here?
“As a storyteller, you do not mimic a show. You keep the core of the story and treat it with your own signature, without tampering the narrative. That is what I did in the show,” Sudhir Mishra replied.
“One of the interesting parts of the story is the female lead (played by Tisca) which I find to be a bold character,” he added. (IANS)
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