» Literature Must Be Presented Without Entertainment: Gulzar
Literature Must Be Presented Without Entertainment: Gulzar
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Indian literature is very rich and directors should be careful
when they adapt them into a film or a TV series. It should not have
unnecessary tinge of entertainment, feels poet-lyricist Gulzar.
The 79-year-old director, who is this year's Dadasaheb Phalke
awardee, adapted the works of well-known Indian writers for the big
and small screen.
Gulzar said literature cannot be reformer, it can only remind or
record the past era.
"There are many mediums today to gain knowledge. Today's youth
Google everything and get everything on their finger tip. But
literature is very important and my aim is to encourage them
towards it in a simple way," said Gulzar.
He also citied Shyam Benegal's films as examples to explain his
point. "Shyam Benegal's films are the best examples. His films are
engaging and entertaining but without any dose of unnecessary song
and dance," said the veteran lyricist.