Commercial cinema and film festivals should not be set apart, instead, festivals should be venues to showcase good movies to a larger audience, film-maker Aiswarya Rajnikanth Dhanush has said.
She was speaking at the Meet-the-Director programme, part of the International Film Festival Kerala 2012, here on Tuesday.
Ms. Dhanush said she was grateful that her film Three was chosen for IFFK. Such film festivals are a great venue, especially for young film-makers to showcase their work. It was also a learning experience and an opportunity to meet different directors and discuss different genres, she said. She said the first movie was always close to the director’s heart and everyday of shooting would remain memorable. Yes, kolavari (a popular son in the film) happened to all of us and I am happy that I was also a part of it,” she said. “It was not easy to convince someone to put their hard-earned money into my work. But if we have the talent and confidence and if the producers are confident of your work, it is not difficult to get a producer,” she said in reply to a query.