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With Haider, I made money for the first time: Vishal Bhardwaj

Vishal Bhardwaj


New Delhi, Jan. 25 -- Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj is a relieved man after all the controversy around his last film, Haider, has finally settled. The film, inspired by William Shakespeare's Hamlet was a satire on the political system set in early '90s in Kashmir, and received flak for being anti-national.

"Mujhe Haider ke liye opposition dekh ke achcha laga. Jitna opposition aaya, us se dugna support bhi aya hai. Our country is democratic and we have the ability to tolerate such a film. I don't think this kind of film would have been possible to make anywhere else in the entire continent," the filmmaker told us at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival.

Bhardwaj also admitted that he made money for the first time in life from Haider. "I'm grateful for that," he says. The director-singer also says that he badly misses his favourite city - Delhi.

"There's nothing like Dilli ki sardi... woh kohra. The food there is unbeatable. I still crave for chhole bhature and chat."

When asked about his upcoming project on the Aarushi Talwar murder case, Bhardwaj says: "I haven't bought any rights from the Talwar family, as yet."