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Women are doing much better than men in Bollywood: Neeraj Ghaywan

Masaan fame director Neeraj Ghaywan says he wants to work with Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor. He also adds that women are experimenting more with their roles in Bollywood these days.

bollywood Updated: Aug 02, 2017 17:49 IST
Sweta Kaushal
Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times
Deepika Padukone,Ranbir Kapoor,Neeraj Ghaywan
Neeraj Ghaywan wants to work with Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone now.

Even as he agrees that one cannot deny the existence of nepotism in Bollywood, filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan, who bagged the National Award for his debut film Masaan, believes the issue has been blown “out of proportion.”

“I think the issue (of nepotism) is overblown and has turned pointless now. I agree that we need acknowledge that it exists and there is a certain set of privileges that these actors enjoy. But beyond that, there isn’t much to say,” the filmmaker told Hindustan Times.

Richa Chadha in a still from Masaan.

Talking about his favourite actors, Neeraj said, “Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor are two actors I would like to work with. I think Piku was one of Deepika’s best and among Ranbir’s films, I really liked Rocket Singh.”

“I believe the women are doing much better than the men nowadays. They are experimenting more with their roles,” he added.

The filmmaker was talking on the sidelines of launch of an advertisement video he created for Quaker Oats’ campaign ‘Fuel For The Real Fit’. “The idea was their (the ad agency’s) but I liked it and wanted to build upon it in a real background. We are all real heroes giving our extra efforts and we need that dignity and recognition for the efforts,” he said about the five-minute video.

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First Published: Aug 02, 2017 17:14 IST