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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

I have lost the innocence of love: Ram Gopal Varma

PTI  New Delhi, March 02, 2013
First Published: 16:19 IST(2/3/2013) | Last Updated: 21:17 IST(2/3/2013)
Ram Gopal Varma, whose latest film The Attacks of 26/11 is based on 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, says he cannot make a typical Bollywood romance or comedy as he finds the darker side of human nature more intriguing.

The filmmaker's visual narration is noted for being dark and intense even if he is dealing with a love story like Nishabd. The Satya helmer says it is not in him to make typical flowery love story.

"I think may be the innocence of love is lost and realism of sex has gotten into me. I like understanding the complexities of human mind, their rebellious nature. I would be much more interested in making something about hanging of Kasab than a story about new age boy in love. I can never make a comedy or a love story," Varma told PTI in an interview.

His impressive list of work includes cult movies like Satya, Rangeela, Company and Sarkar, but off late Varma's Rakta Charitra and "Department" have failed to recreate the magic of his earlier films.

Varma, however, is unfazed by the criticism, saying he makes what he believes in and will continue to do so. "I don't believe in copying stuff or following any formula which seems to be working for many. Also, I think audience cannot be generalised, all have different tastes and sensibilities, you cannot take them as a group of sheep... I make movies because it's my passion and I can only do justice if I believe in what I am doing. Before Satya I made Daud, which was a flop... So when people say today that I make only flop movies then Satya also should have been a flop but it became a cult. At that time also many were against me making a movie about underworld with sweaty beardy actors but I believed in the script and went ahead."
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