Schools are there to educate, we make films to entertain, says Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, and Shreyas Talpade speak at length about their film Poster Boys and movies in general.
Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, and Shreyas Talpade’s recently released film Poster Boys is performing averagely at the box-office front. The film is a light-hearted entertainer that talks about vasectomy, a subject which still is not openly discussed in our country. Since more and more films are being made on topics that are content driven, education imparting, the Poster Boys trio extended light on what their views are in an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times.
Sunny Deol exclaimed, “Schools are there to educate, we make films to entertain.” He added, “You can’t educate society; [people] know what they’re doing. They’re just going to see a film where they can see a part of themselves and once they come out, they might question themselves about the why and how.”
Shreyas Talpade added about the film, “Through films, we don’t tell people the pros and cons of vasectomy or give them any kind of gyaan around any given subject. We’re just telling the story of three people who’re stuck in a situation and that [situation] happens to be about vasectomy. So, there’re some talk around it but not only about it.”
“Once viewers have watched a film,” says Shreyas, “if they have to start [a discussion on] a topic, they have something to start off with, and so they might use the film as a reference point. Then, probably, that conversation can go into a serious place. So, through this kind of films, we only give them a starting point,” added Shreyas.
Bobby Deol said, “When people watch a film, they discuss the topic or a particular scene and that creates awareness in a way — indirectly. It’s not about preaching but entertaining people, and making them aware without them knowing that they’re being made aware of [a subject]. That’s how movies really are made. So we only act as a catalyst.”