Regional to mainstream | Day 2006

Didn’t it worry you that working with only Gujarati team will brand you as vernacular? He smiles, “they say that about everyone who comes from regional theatre. The mainstream has always been superior about the regional but let me tell you that the regional content is always superior. They were skeptical of me because Aankhen was adapted from Gujarati play but it never bothered me. I’m proud of my roots and a time will come when the mainstream will be proud of us vernaculars”.

Shah’s tele-serial Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka was amongst the first serials to complete 1000 episodes and in a way the beginning for Balaji’s Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi but Vipul Shah was more than generous in his praise for Ekta Kapoor, said “Kyunki…is India’s answer to Dynasty, that’s show business, it follows a cycle. So do filmmakers, I guess. Vipul Shah’s next film Waqt also was adapted from a Gujarati play, penned by friend and partner, Aatish Kapadia.

To be concluded

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