Tuesday, September 18, 2007
For all the wrong reasons that Dhoka was marred with, this news comes as a breather for director Pooja Bhatt, that Dhoka has been exempted from tax in Maharashtra and Delhi. Needless to say, that she is on the seventh heaven now. It is indeed a big thing for her considering the fact that the other two films that came out with Dhoka are out of the theatres.
Pooja said, “It"s indeed a great feeling. It is a very big thing for us as the ticket prices getting slashed to almost half will make the film accessible to the masses who need to see and learn from a film like this. We released Dhoka only in the multiplexes, since we could not get the single screens. Aag demanded and commanded more respect from the exhibitors and they gave them a kind of a much better peg, as it had the whole of the industry in it and was also the remake of Sholay."
She added that Dhoka was not as controversial as Jism, which had a lot more to offer on the surface than Dhoka. Dhoka is more of a story"s film. She considers the 'Tax-Free" status as a great validation for the entire unit since they feel that their hard work has finally been paid off.
Looking at the trend of 'sequels" mushrooming in the market, when quizzed if she plans to do a sequel to Dhoka, Pooja laughed it off stating that she too busy enjoying the moment and was not in a mood to think anything else. On a lighter note, she added that if ever she was to make a Dhoka Part 2, she will follow the idiot box way and change the face of the actor! If that doesn"t work, then, she will take a cue from her grandfather, who was into the mythological films, and who would 'transform" the actors who used to throw tantrums, into animals!