National award winning director recommends farming for filmmakers
New Delhi: Director Mangesh Hadawale, whose upcoming movie "Dekh Indian Circus" has won four National awards this year, says juggling filmmaking and farming provides him unique perspectives to look at cinema.
"I believe every filmmaker and actor or creative person should do farming because it makes us human beings. Otherwise, we start believing in our cinema image and we tend to move away from our realities," Hadawale told PTI.
"When I go to my buffaloes I can't tell them I have won 72 awards or I can't go to my fields with the same thought.
They always treat me the same. Whenever I go to Mumbai after farming I am totally fresh and my hard disk is completely rebooted. Farming also, provides new perspectives to look at issues," he said.
Hadawale, 32, spends 20-days a month in Mumbai pursuing his passion of filmmaking while the remaining 10-days are solely dedicated to his farms in Rajuri village of Pune district.
He earlier made Marathi-film "Tingya", story of rural boy's love and friendship for his bull. The child prodigy Sharad Geokar, who played the role of rural boy won National Film Award for Best Child Artist in 2008.
His upcoming film "Dekh Indian Circus", shot in Jaisalmer is set in the backdrop of state elections during which a circus arrives in a nearby town and children of a rural Indian family fantasise about watching it.
The film is set to release in August.
Updated Date: Apr 04, 2013 16:16:26 IST