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Bombay2 hours agoAuthor: Umesh Kumar Upadhyay
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For the first time, not one or two but three films of producer Bhushan Kumar ‘Tulsidas Junior’, ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ and ‘Saina’ have received the National Award. Two have been awarded the National Award for best film and one for best music. Bhushan Kumar is very excited about it. He has expressed his happiness in a special conversation with Dainik Bhaskar.
Three of your films received the National Award, in what words would you describe this happiness?
I am very happy because I have the National Award for the first time. We got the rest of the awards, but getting the National Award is the desire of the production company. Two films have received the award for Best Picture and one film has received the award for Best Music. It is a big deal to get the award for the first time and three films simultaneously. There is a lot of happiness.
Congratulations on phone to the director of my film, my producer and co-actor Ajay Devgan. Now I would like to congratulate through the prestigious newspaper Dainik Bhaskar. He has also received the best actor award for ‘Tanhaji’. We both got the film award together. He brought me as a producer with him on the film, very happy. This is the happiness of my whole team, who work hard day and night. The film is not made only by investing money and time of the producer, the film is made with the cooperation and cooperation of all.
How much credit will you give yourself and how much credit will you give the people associated with the film?
I will give the main credit to the whole team. As stated, the producers, cast and crew, spotboys, etc. Our film was ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’. It was built very real on the real story and character. There was no fiction. As for ‘Tulsidas Junior’, it was a film with heart. This was a good story too. The work done by the director, Sanjay Dutt and the little boy in this is very commendable. The producer is only creatively involved in marketing, invests money. The director and producer can’t do it without the whole team, so credit goes to everyone.
Getting the award for the first time, but the expectations must have been there before?
My thinking is a bit different. My father taught that keep working, don’t worry about the results. If you do a good job, you will reap the rewards automatically. I think the same. Tomorrow was about to be announced, people must have been sitting in anticipation. But I didn’t even know that. I heard from the reporters, when they received a call that Mubarak ho, your film has received the National Award.
Director Om Raut was sitting with me so he also got the news at the same time. I literally have no expectations. There is more happiness in that when no one expects it and you get it. I think his happiness is twofold.
What was her reaction when she called Ajay Devgan and congratulated him?
they were very happy. I congratulated the producer and actor Ajay Devgan, then he congratulated me because we are both producers. We will also do three or four films together in the future. They are shooting the same in Hyderabad, which is our film together. They were also very happy.
Which three or four films are you doing with Ajay Devgn?
There is a movie ‘Drishyam’. It has been fired. ‘Thank God’ has also been completed. Launching on Diwali. ‘Bhola’ is a remake of a southern film ‘Kaithi’. This is an action movie. There is a lot of action in the film. More such planning is underway.
People were surprised to receive the National Award for ‘Tulsidas Junior’, what do you think?
See, I wasn’t surprised at all because I thought of this picture as a special movie. This is a very special film. In the film, a child was to be made with a great actor. Mr. Sanju (Sanjay Dutt) was also very limited in the film. Despite this, the film received a lot of love. It didn’t earn the same at the box office, but the picture was highly praised. I think the boy has done such a great job, which was highly appreciated by the jury of the National Award.
It’s not unusual for a film like this to win an award. See, national awards are not given by seeing how much business the picture has done. They see the heart in the picture and ‘Tulsidas Jr’ had a huge heart so he was given the award. In this way ‘Tanhaji’ is a film of purification. It has a great concept. Be it Ajay Devgan or Saif Ali Khan, everyone has acted very well. Perhaps seeing this, he would have decided.
‘Tulsidas Junior’ also stars Rajiv Kapoor, he is not with us today on this happy occasion, how much do you miss him?
Of course, a lot is missing. This was his comeback film after a long time. Unfortunately, they are not with us physically. Now I have the award, then I remembered it a lot. Had he been there, he would have been very happy to see that he is getting a national award for his comeback film. I think, wherever you will be, you must be glad to see it. Your whole family must be really enjoying this thing.
Would you like to share an interesting story with Rajeev Kapoor?
He only knew him for one or two shoots. I didn’t have much contact with him. But he was a wonderful actor. In her comeback film, she acted from the heart, which was praised by everyone. Have great memories with them. When I met him, he was very happy about the comeback. I was talking to joint producer Ashutosh Gowarikar, and then he told me that Rajiv ji used to be very happy when he came to shoot.
On the way, Rajiv ji used to call many people and say today I am going to shoot, don’t disturb me. I heard that the film was ready. Even after that, he re-dubbed a scene and brought it back. In this way, he gave a lot of his input to the film. To get the best picture award means everyone has to get the award. If it had been today, it would have been another matter of happiness.
How is Hindi cinema going right now, it’s not doing well at the box office, what would you say about it?
Just now our film ‘Bhool Bhulaiya 2’ released, it did good business. After that, a lot of things in movies go up and down. Now, little by little, the same number will come out as the kind of cinema that people want to see. There used to be medium cinema, even then it worked. Now all producers will have to figure out what people want to see. The same should be created and limited.
People have to watch some things on OTT, they will only watch it on OTT. They won’t spend money going to the theater. This is a thought that comes to mind and now the whole industry will have to think about it. The number of movies that people will see after the release, they will gradually know which movie should be made for which place. It will take time. Right now we are figuring out which movie should be made for the big screen and which should be made for the small screen. These things are happening. But the films which have been made now like ‘Adipurush’ will come.