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Monday, November 26, 2007

It's not the media's fault this time!

After the only real failure in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's career, "Saanwariya," he decided to blame the media.

Bhansali reportedly said that "Saawariya is the biggest hit of my career so far... Media manipulation won't kill my film.” Honestly, Saawariya was not the biggest hit of his career. Devdas (which won eleven Filmfare awards, including best actor, actress, director, and film), Khamoshi (my favorite), or Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (which won best actress and film and director), were all better movies.

In this film, Bhansali launched two newcomers, who were not very talented. The first hour had four songs, and it was really difficult to get through the rest. Even The New York Times (which is obviously outside the Indian media) gave the film a bad review.

Blaming the media doesn't always work. How about trying to make better movies for the sake of art, not for the money.