Idea Exchange

Idea Exchange provides students with an opportunity to interact with those who influence power and thought leaders,besides our journalists. This week’s guest was Filmmaker Mira Nair.

Written by Express News Service | Published: May 19, 2013 11:47:40 pm

Kopal:You have always chosen the unconventional route to filmmaking. How does it feel to go off the mainstream and take risks?

Mira Nair:I like the adrenaline of risk and not just risk vis-à-vis the mainstream.

The mainstream is a strange term,my films are not mainstream as one thinks of mainstream,in the sense that they don’t have heroes or heroines. But they make as much money or they have a much huger audience,which is what I would say is mainstream. It is about going where it makes your heart beat faster and it is about going towards where your subject is living for two to three years because it can take that long. The next thing I am doing,for instance,is to take Monsoon Wedding as a musical to Broadway. I could fail,perhaps,but this is something I want to do.

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