Sudhir Mishra on his Rap Song in Daas Dev: I don’t think it’s my cup of tea
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Sudhir Mishra on his Rap Song in Daas Dev: I don’t think it’s my cup of tea

Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra, who enjoys the filmmaking process more than anything else, is developing content for projects across platforms, including a film about his wife, late Renu Saluja.

bollywood Updated: May 18, 2018 16:49 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Sudhir Mishra,Daas Dev,Saurabh Shukla
Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra is writing a web series on the Indo-British collaboration of 1839.(Sanjeev Sharma/Hindustan Times)

Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra’s rap song in his latest, Daas Dev, caught everyone’s attention. The Hindi-English song was received well, and Mishra is happy with the response his foray into singing got him and the film. The Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2005) says he is not someone who is cut out for such things and the attention they bring.

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“I may or may not (do it again). This film was different and the idea came from my friend Anshu Sharma, the Hindi lyrics had been planned by (screenwriter) Gaurav Solanki. Saurabh Shukla was to be a part of the song but then he convinced me to be a part of it as well,” Mishra shares.

“I had done quite a lot of acting on the stage, and that helped. In a way, it was a different experience but I don’t think it’s my cup of tea. I don’t imagine myself as a singer or a actor. I don’t like being in front of the camera, my life is behind it,” says Mishra, before going on to shed light on how much he enjoys the process of writing and directing a film. The filmmaker has worked on classics such as Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) and Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984), besides directing the acclaimed Chameli (2003) and Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011).

“The initial stage when a film is being conceived is something that I enjoy a lot. When I am conceptualising and writing the film… then comes the time when the film goes on floors, followed by the phase when music and background score [are] worked on before we go into post-production. I just love being part of all these phases one after the other. It gives me immense satisfaction,” adds Mishra, who is developing content for the web, at the moment.

“I worked with the AIB boys and mentored a script that they had written for an online streaming platform. Irrfan was a part of it. The work was new and interesting. The kind of liberty web gives you is amazing. Right now, I am working on another big series based on the Indo-British collaboration (of 1839). I call it long form cinema… I am also working on another film (based on his wife, the late film editor Renu Saluja), shooting for [which] will start soon, and thinking of doing something for TV,” Mishra explains.

“[It] sounds too much I know but these days I am always working… these days I don’t want to do anything else but work. I don’t know why but I don’t enjoy doing anything else anymore. I have many ideas in my mind and I want to work on them,” he signs off.

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First Published: May 18, 2018 16:47 IST