Vikramaditya Motwane, whose maiden venture as a director Udaan, produced by Anurag Kashyap, is all set for release next week, tells Jyothi Venkatesh that his economics worked better without stars in his film Udaan and he has been a purist as far as he could and hence there was less insecurity in him as a filmmaker to sell his film.
You had written the script of Udaan seven years back, why did the film take so many years to see the light of the day?
I wrote the first draft of my film Udaan way back in 2003 and since then was nurturing it. The reason I could not go ahead and make it earlier is that it is an off- beat track and till the advent of the multiplexes in 2006, it was very difficult for a film like Udaan to get an outlet for its release. I had to face several issues like the film had no stars in it and where and how will be able to show my film. I have always maintained that the story of any film is the king. Nowadays economics-wise, it is easier to screen such films because the perception of the audiences over the years has changed. I have faith in my film and it should not be difficult to recover its cost of Rs 3.5 crores. I and cinematographer Mahendra Shetty followed the story in Udaan by using the realistic technique.