Hit maker Rajkumar Hirani thinks that Bollywood has always short changed writers and it's time writers get the respect they truly deserve. Hirani, who directed landmark films like Munnabhai MBBS, 3 Idiots and Lage Raho Munnabhai, was all praise for the writers at a recent event.
The Munnabhai director said, "A good story makes the film good. The script has to be right. Writers are the backbone of a film. I feel writers are not given their due...They should be given respect and (be) valued," Hirani said. Hirani was attending a program in Mumbai Mantra-Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab in India.
Rajkumar Hirani also has been a co-writer of all the films he directed. "It is great that these people are providing platform and right guidance," Hirani added. Boman Irani, who was also present at the function, talked in favour of writers, "Writers must get the importance they deserve, they should be respected and must be paid well."
Irani emphasized on the fact that it is from the hard work of a writer, the whole blueprint of the movie is made. He also said if Bollywood want to grow in terms of aesthetics, it is must to ensure that the industry has good writers. "If we want our industry to grow we must ensure we have good writers. Despite having the greatest and richest literature in the world, we are not using it in right way...which would form great stories".