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Comedy is not my genre: Bhansali

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who made a departure from his usual intense cinema to try comedy with his latest release My Friend Pinto.

bollywood Updated: Oct 16, 2011 00:38 IST

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Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who made a departure from his usual intense cinema to try comedy with his latest release My Friend Pinto, says he would not have been able to do justice to the film had he directed it as comedy is not his forte.

Bhansali’s new offering as a producer is directed by his assistant Raghav Dhar and stars Prateik Babbar and Kalki Koechlin in lead roles. “There is new talent, new way of looking at cinema. If it was something that I would have to make then I don’t think I could have done it better because it is something I can’t make. I am not comfortable making it, so I have produced it ... at the end of the day, it is not my genre," Bhansali says, adding “Somebody thinks like that, somebody creates characters like that which is perfect for the genre. Like looking at the humorous side of a don or a taxi man on the road... all these characters make or show a funny side. That way of looking at these characters comes naturally to the writer. I would not have been able to create it as well as it is done,” he said.

First Published: Oct 15, 2011 18:42 IST

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