‘Masaan’ story, performances deeply heartfelt

Mumbai, Sep 10: Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is impressed by Neeraj Ghaywan’s “Masaan” and says that the story and the performances were deeply heartfelt.

Kapur was spotted attending the screening of the film on Wednesday evening along with the movie’s leading actors Shweta Tripathi, Vicky Kaushal and director Ghaywan.

“A new wave in Indian cinema is back forcefully with films like #masaan. Deeply heartfelt story and performances,” the “Bandit Queen” director tweeted on Thursday morning.

“I wanted my characters to be like real life. Stars have their own baggage – it is not always easy to make them discard their mannerisms. “My shoots passed off uninterrupted without any actor being mobbed at any public place,” Neeraj, who had assisted Anurag Kashyap in Gangs of Wasseypur, told PTI.

“As a result, we could do away with any type of hierarchy on the sets and I wanted everyone to feel that all of us were equally behind the film’s making. It’s a team work,” he said.

The film follows a group of people living in Varanasi, which reserves a cruel punishment for those who play with moral traditions and bagged two awards at Cannes, including a debut director award for Ghaywan. (Bollywood Country Report)

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