“Do Not Want To Limit Myself To One Specific Genre”

JugJugg Jeeyo director Raj Mehta: 'Entertainment' is the signature of my cinema
JugJugg Jeeyo director Raj Mehta: ‘”Cinema Is For Entertainment” (Photo Credit–IANS/Poster)

Raj Mehta made his Bollywood debut as a director with Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan-starrer household drama Good Newwz, although the storyline was not a quintessential household drama that Hindi cinema has seen earlier than.

Now that the director is gearing up for his second characteristic film JugJugg Jeeyo, he says irrespective of which style he explores, his core signature is ‘leisure’.

Raj Mehta shares how his thoughts begins weaving a narrative from an attention-grabbing one-liner. For his debut, it was ‘two {couples} and sperm trade’. For his latest film ‘two married {couples} of two-generation and they’re on verge of divorce’.

Decoding his ideas behind how he defines his signature as a filmmaker, in dialog with IANS Raj Mehta opens up.

Raj informed IANS: “Keeping the remainder of my ideas apart, I strongly consider that cinema is for leisure. For me, leisure is one thing that evokes emotion, be it laughter, crying, pleasure by watching an motion scene or leaving the theatre with a thought in thoughts. On one hand, I don’t wish to restrict myself to 1 particular style like comedy, drama, thriller or motion. I wish to discover all the things however discover a refined stability between the style I’m engaged on, and its leisure worth.”

Since the film JugJugg Jeeyo is hanging the dialog around marriage and divorce, within the final couple of years, on the OTT area there have been a number of movies and series have been released on the identical subject. Therefore the dialog around it has occurred extensively.

Raj Mehta stated, that was one of many difficult but thrilling a part of making JugJugg Jeeyo.

Interestingly together with actors, film administrators have additionally turn out to be a crowdpuller of the viewers to the theatre be it Rohit Shetty, SS Rajamouli, Prashanth Neel in current instances.

Asked his ideas on the altering function and duty of a film director, Raj stated, “You see film was at all times a director’s medium and it’ll stay the identical. Yes, stars turn out to be the face of the film and followers absolutely come to watch them however on the finish of the day, if the film is just not good, which is envisioned by the film director in collaboration with actors, it gained’t make any mark.”

“But sure, today, the widespread viewers can be turning into extra conscious of the method of filmmaking which could be very collaborative. Perhaps that’s the reason, even a standard viewers notices the contribution of artwork administrators, cinematographers and many others. In the top, the director is the captain, and all our solid, crew, and producers submit to 1 imaginative and prescient and trip on the identical boat,” Raj Mehta signed off.

Produced by Karan Johar, directed by Raj Mehta, JugJugg Jeeyo starring Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Kiara Advani – releases in theatres.

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