GOA: Filmmaker Subhash Ghai today announced at IFFI 2010, Goa that he is planning to take a one year sabbatical from film production, post which he will get back to direction, with a newcomer.
“Now I am going to take a sabbatical for one year and then will direct a Hindi film. I may start a movie with new comer,” Ghai said.
The filmmaker is in IFFI 2010 to promote his Bengali film Nauka Dubi, based on novel of late Rabindranath Tagore. The film is directed by Ritupurno Ghosh who is also coming to IFFI 2010 for the film screening during Indian Premiere series being held by Entertainment Society of Goa.
Ghai said he is concentrating on producing films in various languages like Marathi, Bengali and others, which has kept him away from directing a Hindi film.
“I also run an International Film School, Whistling Woods. We are busy expanding the school in Hyderabad, Kolkata and Haryana,” said Ghai.
The 1945-born director who is a witness to four decades of filmmaking said that Bollywood has progressed only in certain ways. “Sometimes I feel that movies are really very very bad even if they are hits but sometimes movies are really good. Technically we are far ahead but not in the content,” Ghai said.