Original Content Has Made Indian Cinema Stronger, Says Sonali Kulkarni

(MENAFN- IANS) Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Acclaimed Marathi actress
Sonali Kulkarni was all praise for content writers, who she said were scripting "original" stories and had become a source of strength for Indian cinema.

Speaking on the sidelines of the prestigious KASHISH Pride Film Festival, where she's a member of the jury, Kulkarni emphasised, "Be it film
s or theatre, writing is everything. I feel India is very strong in this department because we have original writers. Though we have remixes, that doesn't hamper our original writing."

By remixes, Kulkarni meant rip-offs of Hollywood or Korean stories.

The actress
, who first came to the notice of the Hindi film
-viewing audience with 'Dil Chahta Hai', also spoke about the quality of scripts of the queer film
s that are being screened at the Kashish Pride Film Festival.

"All the film
s had a different story to tell," Kulkarni said. "Every film
was like a poem, the issue was arched out in very interesting storylines. No film
felt like it was driven by some issue. The film
s were not about gender necessarily, they also portrayed people's emotions, people's hurt and pain, and they touched me so deeply."

Sharing her experience of judging the film
s at the festival this year, Kulkarni said, "I keep getting invitations to be a judge at film
festivals but I am not very comfortable about it. I feel I can be unfair to some actors or film
makers. Here, each one of us had a say. We were holding on to our points of view because we wanted other people to understand how we viewed each film
, which was very interesting."



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