R.S Prasanna feels Bollywood encourages experimental subjects


Director R.S Prasanna who helmed Tamil film Kalyana Samayal Saadham is all set to make his Bollywood debut with the Hindi remake Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. He said that the Hindi film industry is encouraging filmmakers to make films on unique subjects and that films like these are making a difference. He also expressed his thanks to the new age audience.

“Well, I think Bollywood has always encouraged experimental subjects. Therefore, films like Vicky Donor, Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Hindi Medium have been made and accepted in mainstream cinema of Bollywood. Even when I was making the film in Tamil, I knew that the subject of erectile dysfunction has a universal appeal. So when in a conservative environment of Tamil cinema, the multiplex audience received the film well, I realized that the story touched the right notes. So yes, that gave me a certain level of confidence,” said Prasanna.

The Tamil film was based in southern India whereas the Hindi remake is based in Gurugram. The director finds the process of the film interesting as it is based in different cities, culture, society and texture.

“Making the transition from south to north was not a challenge for me because as a maker, I knew what story I want to tell. I worked with a wonderful team where the producer (Aanand L Rai) and writer (Hitesh Kewalya) are from that part of the country and managed to make their mark. So the collaboration was fantastic,” said Prasanna.

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar. The film is scheduled to release on Friday.