Apparently you had an impromptu song shoot in London.
A lot of things happened in our film. It was not designed and life is not always designed. We were supposed to shoot somewhere in London but we didn't get the permission of that place. On our way back at the country-side we parked our car. I had the song in my laptop and I asked Rituparna and Rahul whether they could hum the song. We created a song sequence. Normally what happens, we create a song and then picturize it but in this case it was vice-versa. I think it has turned out really beautiful.
Why is it that films like Anuraanan are targeted more towards festivals over giving a theatrical release first?
Last year, automatically my film went to so many awards and festivals. It is a natural process but I am really looking forward to the commercial release which is happening on 6th of July. Relating to the audience is the most important thing.
Festivals might only give critical acclaim... don't you look forward to commercial success?
Absolutely, that is the most important thing. Though we have produced our own film, Shemaroo has taken over. It's also a unique thing. It's the first time that a Bengali film has been taken up by such a company. I know how to make a film but Shemaroo knows how to distribute it and take it to people. I am very grateful to them. Whoever pays me money should get back the money. That is the bottom line.
Is the film going to have a theatrical release in Mumbai?
It's definitely going to release. Maybe a couple of weeks after it releases in Kolkota. This is a universal topic not a Bengali topic. Everyone can relate to it.
What have you planned next?
I am planning to make a Hindi film. It's in the pre-production level. No one is finalized. Maybe Rahul Bose might do one role. It has terrorism as a back-drop.