Sanjay Gupta to use music that embellishes, not blemishes

Indo Asian News Service

Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta says the audience is scared of simple melodies after being served with noise in the name of music and that he has decided not to emphasise on item numbers anymore.

"In the name of all the noise and item songs we have become scared of simple melodies. The same is happening to our film making," he posted on his Twitter handle Sunday.

Gupta has given hits like "Kaante" and "Shootout at Wadala" and these movies too had item numbers "Maahi ve" and "Laila teri le legi", respectively, but he says not any more.

"I do not absolve myself having been a part of the item song rat race, but swear never to go down that road ever again. Music must be music," he tweeted.

Talking about how he will take his filmmaking forward, he wrote: "Stylish but effective and straight forward story telling combined with music that embellishes and not blemishes the film is my way forward."

He also feels that nowadays there are very few people who believe in a director's vision.

He cited "Rock On!" and "Kai Po Che!" director Abhishek Kapoor's example.

"I have woken up thinking that something is very wrong with our industry when after 'Rock On!' Abhishek Kapoor had a problem setting up 'Kai Po Che!'.

"And something is even wrong with our industry when Abhishek Kapoor has a problem setting up 'Fitoor' after the brilliant 'Kai Po Che!'," he tweeted.

Gupta feels UTV Motion Pictures is one of the few people who appreciates a director's vision.

"Both times UTV has come forward and backed Abhishek Kapoor's vision and not the 'proposal'. UTV is the only studio that always backs directors.

"UTV has stood solidly behind most of its directors even if their films have failed. That's because they realise the importance of directors," he wrote.

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