Gulzar to film Tagore's works

By Shweta Thakur

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Eminent poet and filmmaker Gulzar, who has earlier filmed Premchand's writings, is now busy filming Rabindranath Tagore's works and says this would attract more readers to the works of literary greats.

"I am trying to complete 15 hours of filming of Tagore's works. He is a great author and with him there is another advantage of poems that is very rare. The initiative would expose their different aspects to viewers and readers outside Bengal," Gulzar told IANS in an interview.

The writer was recently in the capital to launch his book "Two Tales Of My Times". The book, published by Rupa & Co., has two stories - "New Delhi Times" and "Maachis" - both of which have already been made into feature films. So why a book now?

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