He is known as the 'Showman of Bollywood' and has been in this industry for over 3 decades. He is none other than Subhash Ghai, filmmaker of blockbusters such as Hero, Ram Lakhan, Karma, Saudagar, Khalnayak, Pardes and Taal to name a few. His production house Mukta Arts is now ready with its latest release Right Yaaa Wrong that stars the lethal combination of Sunny Deol and Irrfan Khan for the first time ever. As the film opens across cinema halls today, we caught up with Mr. Ghai and spoke to him about this edge of the seat thriller.
Is Mukta Arts producing or presenting Right Yaaa Wrong?
Mukta Arts has funded the movie as world right controller and are the distributors all over India. We are a public company and we do enter into joint ventures with various production houses. In the past too, we have had such deals with Anil Kapoor, Satish Kaushik etc. Right Yaaa Wrong is a thriller directed by debutant director Neerraj Pathak and it is presented by Mukta Arts.
What is the significance of the title Right Yaaa Wrong to the context of the film?
Right Yaaa Wrong is a permanent question in every human being's life. We always question our actions whether it is right or wrong, be it legal, moral, ethical, or social. We all take Right and Wrong actions knowingly or unknowingly at some point or the other. Today this debate of Right Yaaa Wrong has taken a whole new meaning hence we thought it would be the apt title.
This is the first time that Mukta Arts has worked with actors like Sunny Deol, Irrfan Khan and Konkona Sen Sharma. How has the experience been?
The experience has been wonderful. They are real and natural actors and bring a new breeze in acting in Right Yaaa Wrong ...You have to see it to believe it.
What made you a fund a thriller like Right Yaaa Wrong considering comedies are the flavor of the season?
I don't think so. People love thrillers. Race was a thriller which did well, even Ghajini was an action thriller. Personally, I liked the script of Right Yaaa Wrong and had full faith in director Neerraj Pathak's abilities since he has written some good films like Pardes and Apne.
Is it true that Eesha Koppikhar was upset about retaining some her steamy bedroom scenes in the film that she shot before her marriage?
Both Eesha and Konkona have given a tremendous performance. The bedroom scenes that you are referring to were always part of the script. Eesha had read the script and was fully aware of this. So there is no question of her being upset.
The film is releasing on March 12th - the day when the IPL commences. Do you think it will hamper the business?
IPL will be there but people's love for watching good films is never-ending. No IPL can stop a good film from running to packed houses.
What are some of Mukta Arts' future projects?
We have Hello Darling releasing next, and there is also a romantic comedy called Paschim Express-With Love that is made by all the actors and technicians of Whistling Woods International.
What about your next directorial venture? When does that start?
I am still scripting. I just finished the first draft but have to make a few more changes. In my last film Yuvvraaj, I focused more on the visuals part of it which didn't work with the audience. This time around I have to be extra careful. I need a Big Hit. It will take me around 6 months more to finish scripting. I plan to start sometime during Diwali this year
On a closing note will you like to direct Sunny Deol in one of your films?
Surely…If I have a right script for him then why not? Sunny has given a mature and intense performance in Right Yaaa Wrong and he is sure to surprise you with his acting.