Zoya won't spend money to watch 'Grand Masti'

Oct 5, 2013 IANS

Mumbai, Oct 5 (IANS) Director Zoya Akhtar is critical of the recently released adult comedy "Grand Masti" and says that it is the kind of film she would never give her money to.

"'Grand Masti'... I wouldn't even enter (a theatre) to watch it. I have seen the promo and I know that it is not for me. It is appalling, it will make me very irritable and there is no way I am going to give money to this film," the 40-year-old said here Friday.

Starring Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Riteish Deshmukh, "Grand Masti" has also entered the Rs. 100 crore club. The film faced a lot of flak for its overtly sexual and explicit content.

Zoya says she has no issues with a bad film which makes money. But she feels awful when good films fail to get enough business.

"I feel sad when good films don't make money. When bad films make money, I am like 'something had to come out of it, he has no talent so he might as well make some cash'. But a good filmmaker should make money," she said at the launch of film critic Anupama Chopra's book "100 Films To See Before You Die".

Asked which film she feels could have made more money, Zoya said, "'Udaan'".

"It could have made a lot more money. My own film 'Luck By Chance' could have done a lot better," she added.

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