Heading towards his 60"s, Sudhir Mishra is now getting mellow in
his work. For now, Sudhir Mishra has had enough hard-hitting
political dramas. "Khoya Khoya Chand is my most intensely
romantic film to date. I've tried to put aside the dark brooding
political parable of Hazaron Khwaishein Aisi. My biggest
problem here was how do I enter the film industry as it existed in
Contrary to the myth being propagated in a section of the media,
Khoya Khoya isn't a film about Guru Dutt's life. "I've incidents of
people and films from the 1950"s in the background. I've captured
the essence of the times by using my characters as an entry point
into that era."
the film is lavish by his standards. "The producers Adlabs have
left no stone unturned to give me the financial freedom to recreate
that era gone- by. Also, Shantanu Moitra's music really helps in
recreating the aura of the era." He raves about his leading lady
Soha Ali Khan. "Soha has evolved into such a wonderful actress.
She's been an amazing revelation. Soha has worked very hard."
After Khoya Khoya Chand Sudhir is all set to do one
more romantic film. This time it would be Devdas. "I'm trying to
challenge myself into a state of intense romanticism. Not get
bogged down in a predictable pattern. I don't want my filmmaking to
convey reflexes that have become second nature to me. I enjoyed
going down an unexpected route in Khoya Khoya Chand. It's a bit
more like my Chameli than Hazaaron Khwaishein..."