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Sooraj Barjatya on Uunchai: ‘I just wanted to break this compulsion to prove myself with box office numbers’

After delivering family-friendly blockbusters, filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya says he gravitated in the direction of the quieter world of Uunchai–a movie about three associates of their 60s on a mission to scale Mount Everest–as he wished to interrupt freed from the field workplace lure.

Barjatya, identified for helming dramas like Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Hum Saath Saath Hain and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, mentioned the thought to take up Uunchai as his subsequent directorial occurred in the course of the pandemic when everybody was speaking in regards to the dwindling field workplace collections of Hindi movies.

In a video posted on Rajshri Productions’ YouTube web page, Sooraj Barjatya mentioned, “I used to be in my workplace and that day there have been solely talks about how markets are taking place, movies are usually not doing properly, no movie is amassing cash.

“I just felt I want to make one film where I am not concerned about how many dancers, songs, what is going to be the first day collection. Because all my life I have been competing.”

According to Sooraj Barjatya, any person else was imagined to direct Uunchai, however on that day, when there have been solely talks about “numbers, turnover, buying, selling,” one thing shifted throughout the filmmaker.

“I wanted to make one film without bothering (about numbers). I remember telling Anupam sir also that I want to make a film for myself. For Uunchai, I just wanted to break this compulsion to prove myself with box office numbers. It was liberating. I just wanted to take one big challenge. At the drop of a hat, I just picked up this subject and it didn’t leave me,” he added.

Written by Sunil Gandhi and Abhishek Dixit, Uunchai stars Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Danny Denzongpa, Parineeti Chopra, Neena Gupta and Sarika. Jointly produced by Rajshri Productions, Boundless Media and Mahaveer Jain Films, the movie is scheduled to launch on November 11.



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