Make space for arthouse cinema: Kiran Rao

By Hindustan Times

Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who made her directorial debut with off-beat film Dhobi Ghat, feels there is need to create space for such films. However, she admits it's risky to make non-commercial films and that she would think before making a film like her debut vehicle. "Today, if you ask me if
I would want to make film like Dhobi Ghat, I would think again about it," she said stressing on the point that the country needs right infrastructure to showcase off beat movies.

"There's need to have arthouse cinema (theatres) to show films that are not necessarily popular in content because I think venues like this will help understand that language of such kind of cinema," said Rao, who was at the 12th Osian's-Cinefan Film Festival Monday for a panel discussion of her film 2010 film Dhobi Ghat.

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