Veteran Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra who is busy promoting his upcoming film ‘Daas Dev’ has said that today’s actresses are professional who celebrates each other’s success.
Sudhir Mishra interacted with media at launch of new cuisine and bar menu at Drinkery 51 restaurant on Wednesday in Mumbai.
There have been constant media reports that there is cold war between lead actress of ‘Daas Dev’ Richa Chadha and Aditi Rao Hydari and that’s the reason they are not coming together to promote their film, reacting to those reports, Mishra said, “Today’s actresses are different. It is not way media perceive them like yesteryear actress who used to fight during a film. They are professional actress, hope best for each other and celebrate success of each other.”
Sudhir Mishra is known for creating strong female characters through his films so when asked Mishra whether he thinks that work environment for women has improved in the film industry over the years, he said, “There are two types of industries. First one is working industry which includes production houses and filmmakers who are continuously making movies for last 5-6 years and in that section, atmosphere and environment for working women in film industry has definitely changed. There are lots of things on which we can be improved and in that, we all have to contribute towards it. Ideal industry is such where women are safe, secure and they get equal amount of remuneration and respect along with their male counterparts be it cameraperson, actor or filmmaker. I think we should create safe and welcoming environment for them to showcase their potential and if you see larger picture right now, it is not the case and we have to work towards that but again, I would say that in working industry that’s situation is much better as compared to previous period.”
Talking about ‘Daas Dev’ rap song which features Sudhir Mishra and Saurabh Shukla, Mishra said, “It’s done by me and Saurabh Shukla. It gives idea about story and character of the film. Our film is political thriller. It will take audience on emotional and thrilling ride. It’s a story about intoxication of power and alcohol but its reverse journey from Daas to Dev from the original novel of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s ‘Devdas’. Through the songs of the film, we are trying to break the myth that our film is not similar to earlier films which was based on ‘Devdas’. Its story of strong characters of Paro and Dev and how they overcome intoxication of power in the film. In general, we see that there are fixers in game of politics and in our film, there is dialogue that you can fix a business and relations but it is not easy to fix love”
Talking about ‘Rangdaari’ song from ‘Daas Dev’, Mishra said, “Today, we have released ‘Rangdaari’ song form our film ‘Daasdev. Arko has composed that song and Rahul (Bhat), Richa (Chadha) and Aditi (Rao Hydari) is featuring in it. It’s an amazing song and it reflects attitude of the film. It reflects love-hate dynamic between Paro and Dev.”
Recently, Kapil Sharma received criticism from people for hurling abuses on SpotboyE editor Vicky Lalwani via twitter and phone conversation blaming him for tarnishing his professional image, reacting to that incident, Mishra said, “Nobody should abuse anybody. Nobody should slap anybody and no one has the right to do anything. You can have disagreements with each other. No one has right to humiliate other person. There will be fights in pressure of work but we don’t have any right to insult each other.”
‘Daas Dev’ is an amalgamation of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Devdas and Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The story of a project as ambitious as Daas Dev, one which combines two classics of literature from different parts of the world, can get overwhelming for the audiences. Rooted in the world of politics and exploring the dynamics of lust, power and greed, Daas Dev gives a modern twist to the story of Devdas.
Daas Dev is an upcoming romantic political thriller directed by Sudhir Mishra, starring Rahul Bhat as Dev Pratap Chauhan, Richa Chadda as Paro, Aditi Rao Hydari as Chandni, and Saurabh Shukla, Dalip Tahil, Anil George, Deepraj Rana, Saurabh Tyagi, Anurag Kashyap and Vineet Kumar Singh in pivotal role.
The film is scheduled for release on 20 April 2018.