Maybe the fact that his last film Bombay to Bangkok bombed badly and the fact that 8x10 Tasveer and his other movie Aashayein are stuck for long, has made him so. He has actually sent an email to all the critics, making an 'unusual request" and asked them not to reveal the end of his latest film, as it's a 'thriller and a murder mystery'.
The mail goes like this:
This is Nagesh. I just want to make a personal, humble and unusual request to you that you not divulge the ending of my film in your reviews.
Given that it is a thriller and a murder mystery, its USP is the finale. I hope to reach as wide an audience as possible and I fear that the revelation of the climax may turn many viewers away.
Thanking you in advance.
Well, this can definitely be called a way of building goodwill. But then our critics are a mean lot. We wonder if this would actually help 8x10 Tasveer or Aashayein in the future.
Nagesh Kukunoor was never like this. Hyderabad Blues was a path breaking kind of film in the 90s and then later on he went on to make much appreciated movies like Iqbal and Dor. But now he seems to be getting jittery over the release of his film 8x10 Tasveer today.