Dibakar Banerjee has once again managed to surprise with his latest offering Love, Sex Aur Dhokha but instead of sitting back and basking in the glory, the director takes all the critical acclaim with a sense of responsibility.
"Instead of basking in the glory of all the acclaim coming my way and feeling proud about it, I look at this response with a sense of responsibility. I know for sure that I have to be on my toes for each of my subsequent films as well," the filmmaker told PTI.
The director, known for his films like Khosla Ka Ghosla, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye and now Love Sex Aur Dhokha, said the movie demanded a different grammar.
"I always expected that this would happen. I knew it was a new territory that I was chartering but then I could also not shy away from saying what I had to say," says the director.
The film, with its raw content, is not really everyone's cup of tea but critics have been unanimous in calling it a bold step forward.
"Sometimes the truth can be bitter and in case of Love Sex Aur Dhokha, it was always going to be the case. This is the kind of truth which is bitter, funny and sad. These are the kind of issues that I wanted to raise with Love Sex Aur Dhokha though in an entertaining manner."
The film was sold entirely on Dibakar's name. Wasn't that flattering?
"No, it is rather scary. If a film is sold on my name then that is not just because of me. Credit must go to my audience who have now started to make up their minds that they are stepping to watch a Dibakar Banerjee film. So now I have to always be conscious about what these set of people expect from me.
"When they are isolating my film from dozens of other films that release in a year, it only ends up instilling a scary feeling. Let's put it this way, if you get a promotion then you are always expected to come up with better and larger set of deliverables. There is no room for error any more," says the filmmaker.
Dibakar's next is a political thriller starring Abhay Deol.