"If you need to excel in the art of filmmaking, then you need to adapt to all crafts of filmmaking. One needs to learn to perform a single scene in three million different ways as an actor. As a director, one should also get in front of the camera and act to bring the best out of the cast," IANS quotes Lakshmi Manchu as saying.
From the perspective of a producer, she said movies seldom fail, but budgets do. Lakshmi Manchu said, "We make a big budget film when it could have been done in a lot more simpler way because audiences in this region like to see big things on screen. They like to see their hero doing larger than life stunts and expect lot of magnificence in the film."
Lakshmi Manchu's recent production Gundello Godari, which has been made with a hefty budget, has done decent business at the Box Office. She added, "This is why most big budgets fail. But, now I feel that we are inching towards making films like those made in other industries which are smaller in budget and experimental in nature."