Madhur Bhandarkar, who has directed hit films such as Chandni Bar (2001), Page 3 (2005) and Fashion (2008), among others, says everyone should complete their education before entering the film industry.
“Most people, who come to Mumbai to join Bollywood, don’t achieve success. Also, when you are successful, the world is at your feet. But when you are not, this industry can be quite cruel. So, if you want to pursue a career in the Hindi film industry, you should complete your education, get your degree, and then get into Bollywood. That will be your biggest asset just in case things don’t work out for you,” says Madhur.
The director has a nine-year-old daughter, Siddhi, and he says he will support her in whatever she plans to pursue as a career. “I up grew up as a middle-class child. I was deprived of a lot of things. But I want Siddhi to have everything. I will always support her,” he adds.