” What’s life without risks? When I made ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam,’ everybody said in India you can never have a husband say that I am uniting my wife with her lover. The male audience would reject it, and it is a male audience and hero-oriented industry. “


” I am distressed when I see news channels saying ‘Devdas’ has let down the country by not getting an Oscar nomination. “


” My ‘Devdas’ was a tribute to all the mainstream masters, from Mehboob Khan, K. Asif, and V. Shantaram to Raj Kapoor. I am not saying critics shouldn’t have criticised my film. But they should have judged the film within the genre and format that I had chosen. “


” I am extremely proud that our cinema is being recognised in the West. I want Indian cinema to get its dignity, not by giving them the kind of films they expect from us, but by making cinema in a way that carries the legacy of the mainstream masters forward. “



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I am extremely proud that our cinema is being recognised in the West. I want Indian cinema to get its dignity, not by giving them the kind of films they expect from us, but by making cinema in a way that carries the legacy of the mainstream masters forward.

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