Urban India lures Bollywood, global audience
Even before Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ made Mumbai slums a lucrative option for filmmakers, a new crop of directors in Bollywood has been trying to bring the urban realities back in Indian cinema. Kashyap, who took his camera to show some unexplored areas of Delhi in ‘Dev D’, believes that urban India is a treasure trove of stories.
“The problem with Indian cinema is that it is not Indian. Our films are based in a la la land and are about love. But if there is so much love why are we fighting all the time? Urban India is certainly an exciting landscape. It is changing every second and capturing it is a fascinating experience. It is an interesting genre,” says Kashyap.