Tigmanshu Dhulia: Masala is a derogatory word

Film-maker Tigmanshu Dhulia always made alternative movies like Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, Paan Singh Tomar, Shagird. Now, he is making a typical ‘masala’ action film Bullett Raja for the first time. Commenting on it, he says he plans to change the face of commercial cinema.

“I am attempting a masala film for the first time… Masala is a derogatory word. It’s for the first time that I am making a film of this scale. I would change the face of commercial cinema and give it a better value. It will be aesthetically better,” Tigmanshu told PTI.

The movie that stars Saif Ali Khan in a gangster role, is set in Uttar Pradesh and is the story of a common man Raja Mishra who transforms into a dreaded gangster.

“I can’t pick any one politician or celebrity by whom we have been inspired for this film, I don’t want to name them. While I was growing up in UP there were a lot of colourful stories of gangsters and we have tried to use them. The film is against the authority and system with whom people are fed up,” Dhulia added.

The movie which stars Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Shergill, Vidyut Jamwal, Chunky Pandey, Gulshan Grover, Ravi Kishen, besides Saif, is scheduled for a November 29 release.

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