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After treating cinephiles with gems like Stanley Ka Dabba and Taare Zameen Par, actor-director Amole Gupte is here with his new film Saina. The biographical drama is based on the life of the ace badminton player Saina Nehwal. The Parineeti Chopra starrer hit the silver screens last Friday and is already receiving rave reviews by audience and critics alike.

Amole, who has been the heart behind emotional dramas like Taare Zameen Par and Stanley Ka Dabba, has woven his magic wand once again with the Saina Nehwal biopic. In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Bubble, Amole opened up about the real reason behind Shraddha Kapoor’s exit from Saina. The filmmaker also discussed the big fight he had with superstar Aamir Khan over credits of Taare Zameen Par.


In a creative field, most of the times, artistes are not given their due respect. During the release of Taare Zameen Par Amole was not given his due rights. Amole wasn’t credited as the film’s director and instead was credited as the film’s creative director. Sharing how he dealt with that situation back then, Amole said, “Time flies and you need not fear because there is always a sunrise after the sunset. So it doesn’t daunt me at all and I am genuinely not a person who sits wallowing in anguish. I take the day by its horns and see what the new day has for me. That’s why I was able to practice my art form which is cinema. And well I have survived times. It’s been 14 years.”

When asked if there were people in the industry who tried to stop him when he was going against a superstar like Aamir Khan, the director said, “That happens of course. But it’s okay. You find your guerrilla ways of doing your warfare and see that you bring out your next baby. Because that is what I owe to the cinema and not to anybody else.”

You can check out the entire interview below:

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