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Cinema, straight from the heart

"You need not have a big star or big budget for a film to be a hit, a good subject can get you box office success," says Arindham Choudhary, whose Do Dooni Chaar marked the comeback of Neetu and Rishi Kapoor.

bollywood Updated: Oct 13, 2010 02:08 IST
Minakshi Saini

Do Dooni Chaar

will always remain close to filmmaker Arindham Choudhary’s heart, irrespective of the box office success. “Yes, the subject was close to my heart and that’s why I decided to make a film on it,” says Choudhary. And of course, it’s special, as it marked the comeback of the hit 70s couple, Neetu and Rishi Kapoor.



As far as the box office collection goes, Arindham’s strategy is to make low budget yet high quality films, so that the profit margin can be attained easily. “Films like

Bheja Fry

,

Tere Bin Laden

,

A Wednesday

have proved that you need not have a big star or big budget for a film to be a hit. A good subject made in a limited budget can get you box office success,” he says.



Do Dooni Chaar

Arindham denied that the film picks up where blockbuster hit

3 Idiots

ends, but agreed that a film like

3 Idiots

is an inspiration to all. “We started working on the film even before

3 Idiots

was released, so certainly, our film, story-wise, is not inspired, but yes

3 Idiots

was an example of great cinema that has inspired us all.”



While Rishi Kapoor agreed to act in his film instantly, Neetu Kapoor refused to do the film initially. “Neetu

ji

wanted to make her comeback with a big film, but when Rishi

ji

insisted her to read the script, she fell in love with it, and became a part of this project,” says Arindham.



Choudhary feels a little disappointed as friend cum actor Shah Rukh Khan could not manage to attend a special screening he had recently held. “Shah Rukh was travelling, that’s why he could not see the film.” But others who attended the screening and complimented Arindham were Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Raj Kumar Hirani and Ranbir Kapoor, among others.