March 17, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Bollywood actor Sunny Deol is very upset with the way Subhash Ghai and his production house, Mukta Arts, have marketed the movie Right Yaa Wrong. According to Sunny Paaji, apparently Ghai didn’t allow the director Neerraj Pathak to do his work. He further accuses Ghai of releasing the film at the wrong time, saying that releasing a subject like this alongside the IPL was not a wise move.
Says Sunny, “It was always a good film. Mukta Arts has not been fair to it. They’ve publicized it like a small producer would have. For a large production house, they really didn’t seem to know what to do with the film. It was all talk talk talk… There were so many meetings and so many plans. But nothing happened. I’m fed up of all this empty talk. Now I only want to work on projects with a clear plan of action.”
Sunny feels Ghai was not interested in the film. “He didn’t believe in Right Yaa Wrong. And he was surrounded by advisers who were constantly trying to bisect and dissect the film. Filmmaking may be a team effort. But you can’t have a team of people always providing inputs and advice. That only causes chaos and confusion. The film has to finally go by one man’s vision. And that man is the director.”
Sighs Sunny, “It’s a changed industry. Nothing works the way it used to. A few films click, and that’s it. I’m not interested in any kind of politics. Everyone is into their own kind of cinema, not necessarily sensible cinema.”
Subhash Ghai Reacts: “Mukta Arts is the worldright controllers and distributors of Right Yaa Wrong. We weren’t able to sell the film anywhere. There were no buyers. The set-up was not saleable. Yet, we tried our best as our job was to recover money for the film’s making and, therefore, we were the most insecure people in the project. Sunny Saab’s reactions have to do with the way the film has been received, and that is something no one can predict. If he had concerns, why didn’t he say all these things before release? Anyway, he’s a good boy. But he’s innocent about the changing marketing strategy of cinema. Sunny needs to get real.”
-Subhash K. Jha/ Sampurn Wire