Director Zoya Akhtar has expressed her disgust at the success of sex comedy "Grand Masti" and revealed she would never shell out money to watch it.
Zoya Akhtar with Anupama Chopra at her book launch (Varinder Chawla)
"'Grand Masti'... I wouldn't even enter (a theatre) to watch it. I have seen the promo and I know that it is not for me," she told IANS on Friday. "It is appalling, it will make me very irritable and there is no way I am going to give money to this film."
Speaking during the launch of film critic Anupama Chopra's book "100 Films To See Before You Die", the director regretted on good films failing to make it big while bad movies excel.
"I feel sad when good films don't make money. When bad films make money, I am like 'something had to come out of it, he has no talent so he might as well make some cash'. But a good filmmaker should make money."
"Grand Masti" starring Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh and Aftab Shivdasani was panned by critics heavily upon its release. The heavily criticised sexually offensive content of the film however, could not deter the film's collections as it settled comfortably in the 100 crore club with gross worldwide earnings.
The adult rated film laden with sexually objectifying innuendos against women presently stands as one of the top earnings movies released this year.
The 40-year-old filmmaker, known for her films "Zindegi Mile Na Dobara" and "Luck By Chance" continued her critical stance saying that the highly acclaimed film "Udaan" (2010) should have rightfully been a box office success.
Zoya's last work a short story starring Katrina Kaif in "Bombay Talkies" had met with critcial appreciation. She had presented the innocent plight of a little boy who aped his idol Katrina Kaif.
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