'Corporate deals will not rob us of creative independence'

Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) The Bhatt brothers - Mahesh and Mukesh - who always pride themselves on the independent status of their production banner, Vishesh Films, have finally succumbed to the market dynamics.

Their signing of a Rs.1-billion four-movie deal with music major Sony BMG last week is a step in that direction.

According to an industry insider, since Sony BMG will fund the movies, it will definitely have a major say in their making, divesting the Bhatts of their independent line of thinking that gives their movies a distinct identity.

Which, in the other words, means that the Vishesh Films brand of movies will undergo a telling met