‘Dhadak’ director Shashank Khaitan on criticism: Next time I will be more sensitive
Janhvi Kapoor’s debut film ‘Dhadak‘ has been doing a good business. The Dharma Productions film which also stars Ishaan Khatter in lead has already raked in around 50 crores in 7 days at the box office. ‘Dhadak’ was an official adaptation of hit Marathi film ‘Sairat’. The original film had raised questions on the prevalent caste system and honour killing in our society, however ‘Dhadak’ despite being a remake refrained from doing the same.
When questions were raised about why the caste politics was not highlighted in ‘Dhadak’, its director Shashank Khaitan told PTI, “We did not use the words to verbalise it, but cinema is an audio-visual medium so I thought we have visually achieved it. Apparently, we should have been bit more open about it.”
Saying that he would be more careful while handling such sensitive issues in future, Shashank added, “It is a lesson learnt. I don’t think we brushed it aside. I don’t think we have shied away from it. Maybe, we have not been in your face. Next time, when I approach a topic like that I will be more sensitive.Our film doesn’t give an answer, but it makes you think. And what is the moral responsibility that we all need to think. Such incidents (honour killings) do happen almost every day, there is no answer to this and I don’t know when this will end. We are trying to say this is wrong. It should stop. We all are looking for that answer,”
Well, let’s hope that from next time onwards our filmmakers try to stay true to the film’s soul that they are remaking. For more such interesting updates stay tuned.