MUMBAI: Film-maker turned actor Farah Khan believes that films should not be preachy, but adds that a film-maker should ensure that his or her film is not sending out the wrong kind of messages.
“The movies, instead of having a preachy message, should show you the right principles without preaching or without making it on that message. So, if there is a movie, make sure that the women are not depicted terribly or horribly in it,” the 48-year-old said Tuesday at a special rally by P&G Shiksha for school children.
“It may be entertaining, it could be fun to watch, it could have songs and dances; but sub-consciously, it should not send out a wrong message to the audience. I think that is the responsibility of every film-maker,” she added.
Meanwhile, film-maker Arbaaz Khan, who made his debut as director with Dabangg2 last year, sees films as pure entertainment. He was also present at the event and said he feels that there are other ways to give messages.
“I personally believe that movies are predominately for entertainment and if you can encapsulate a message and lace it very sweetly, then fine,” Arbaaz said. “But, I think there are other platforms where a message has to be given very strongly. Let’s keep movies purely for entertainment,” he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 15th, 2013.
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