Hyderabad: Dressed in a simple black jeans and a white shirt and carrying a sling bag, acclaimed filmmaker Deepa Mehta was in the capital recently to launch her friend Anita Kumar’s debut fiction Delhi: Anything Goes published by Om Books International at Mistral in Vasant Kunj.
Deepa agrees that the audience is mature today and are open to new stories. She says though she doesn’t make films keeping her audience in mind, there are young filmmakers in Bollywood who’re doing a wonderful job. “There’s Sonali Bose who’s admirable, Vikramaditya Motwane is a brilliant filmmaker who has a way of looking at things and Anurag and Dibakar are both fabulous. These filmmakers are exploring stories,” says Deepa, who loves watching films besides cooking and gardening. She says, “I love films, whether it’s Hollywood or an independent movie, I watch them all. I watched Kick recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was so funny and a real entertainer. I am a big Salman Khan fan, I even loved his Dabangg.”