''In the history of Indian cinema, I am the only director from the south to survive successfully in Bollywood. I had been here for 12 long years with 25 films, of which the majority were big successes. That is the reason I am tagged as someone who is only a master in remakes.'' Priyadarshan has clearly stated his standing in the industry.
In spite of having made a much acclaimed realistic movie, Priyadarshan told the media that he still finds it tough to make a commercial movie, than a realistic movie. ''While making a commercial movie, you are constantly thinking with the audience. It is difficult to make a typical Bollywood movie than a realistic film.'' It is a universal truth, that to make people laugh is not as easy as to make them cry.
He has been in the news recently for bagging the National award for his realistic Tamil movie Kanchivaram. And Priyadarshan is back in news and this time with a controversy. The famous filmmaker feels that he has not received the due respect in the Bollywood film fraternity as they often brand him as a director of worthless comedies and remakes.