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Bollywood has to be more adventurous: Ketan Mehta

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Mumbai:  Director Ketan Mehta feels Bollywood should attempt making adventurous films.

“There are all kind of filmmakers and all kind of reasons of a making a film. The Hindi film industry has to be more adventurous and make all kind of films. I start working on a script first and then think who should be cast,” Mehta told PTI.

Mehta is looking forward to the release of “Manjhi – The Mountain Man”, an upcoming biographical film based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, widely known as the Mountain Man.

A poor labourer from a village in Bihar, he spent 22 years carving a path through a mountain.

Mehta is happy with the response he is getting for the film, which will hit the screens on August 21.

“The moment the trailer was released it was heartening to see an amazing response. It was surprising to see an overwhelming response from the youth. They identified with the spirit of the man,” the filmmaker said.

“The trailer went viral instantly. It is so encouraging. We have been travelling across the country and wherever we have gone the film has struck a positive chord with the audience,” he said.

The film is primarily about the struggle of a man and how he emerges victorious in the end. Mehta had to face a lot of challenges while making the movie.

“I feel more than the struggle it is victory… The story of a man against all odds. It is an amazing story. In terms of shooting it was a very difficult film, we shot at actual locations and there were no proper facilities… There were infrastructural problems,” he said.

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