Filmdom needs more and more talent: Om Puri

Jul 9, 2012 IANS

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) National Award winning actor Om Puri feels that filmdom does not require any guiding force as people are involved in producing good cinema, but feels there should be a greater influx of talent.

"Movies are improving now. Many young directors are making good movies, but the problem is that the number of such filmmakers is less... There are around eight-nine such directors who make very sensible films," Om Puri told IANS.

He was here for the IBN7 "Guru Shishya Awards".

Recently seen in "Agneepath", Om Puri feels that the film industry is not guided by any trend, the only guiding factor is box office business.

"The main purpose of the industry is to make money. Money is important because if the film does not make money, then how will they make the next film? In any other business, if there is 20 percent profit, then people get happy. But here 100 percent profit is expected," he said.

"They say that, 'Initial lag gaya'. If there is a big star, then people are bound to watch movie on the first day. If they do not like the film, they discourage people not to watch it. The main base of the film industry is business," he added.

The 61-year-old, known for his performances in films like "Arohan", "Ardh Satya" and "Maqbool", will next be seen in Prakash Jha's "Chakravyuh".

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