Actor Saurabh Shukla, who will be seen in the role of a king in his soon-to-release ‘Kaun Kitne Paani Mein’, says it is a good time for films as audiences is now ready to experiment and open to watching new genres.
Saurabh, who along with his co-stars Gulshan Grover and Kunal Kapoor was in Delhi for the film’s promotions, said now every film has its dedicated audience thanks to the coming up of multiplex culture.
“What was happening was that we had a system in 80s and early 90s where we were trying to make pan India films. But now what has happened is that there is audience for every kind of film. Small budget film ot not it is basically that you find your audience and justify the business and it has happened because of the multiplexes,” Saurabh told Indian Express.com.
Saurabh, who has featured in films like Barfi!, Jolly LLB, said: “At the time Jolly LLB released, there ere six films in a row like ‘Barfi!, Paan Singh Tomar, Kahaani’ to name a few which did not have commercial stories and were very experimental films. Like ‘Barfi!’ was about a deaf and mute guy, ‘Paan Singh’ was a real life story, Kahaani had a strange structure but they were all in the popular awards. So, that means it has been accepted that a new kind of film, or a new kind of expression is now part of the mainstream.”
Saurabh said Kaun Kitne Paani Mein is a very entertaining film which is not trying to be preachy at all.
“We hammer the need of water in this film (Kaun Kitne Paani Mein’) in a very funny way. The film is about relationships. It is a very interesting father and son relatioship. No father tells his son to go and grab that girl so that he can get water. So, he is is exploiting his son. He is not a goodie goodie father. He is a complex father who wants to con everybody and run out of the situation. These are the things which are intersting, funny, very exciting,” he added.
“Kaun Kitney Paani Mein”, which also stars Radhika Apte, talks about water crisis in India. It is set to release on Friday.