Independent Films Are Not Getting Attention In Industry: Alankrita Shrivastava
Mumbai: Hindi film industry continues to be dominated by commerce and star system, something which has led to sidelining of independent cinema, believes writer-director Alankrita Shrivastava. According to the 'Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare' director, if a potential film doesn't have a famous actor on board, the creator has to 'negotiate' to make the project a reality rather than deny the prevalence of such power structures.
' Whoever gets the maximum eyeballs needs to be somehow planted in the film, narrative needs to be skewed around it for business to make sense. 'We can cry, force over it that this shouldn't happen but if I want access and reach for my story this is the business model and one will have to find skillful ways of negotiating this instead of saying it doesn't exist,' Shrivastava said.