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Dibakar Banerjee: Titli is Ranvir Shorey's Career Best

  | May 14, 2014 16:41 IST (Mumbai)
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Dibakar Banerjee reveals he was strongly tempted to direct Titli himself

Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee, co-producer of Titli, says the film is actor Ranvir Shorey's career best so far.

Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee, co-producer of Titli, says the film is actor Ranvir Shorey's career best so far.(Also read: Titli Should be Seen as an Indian Film: Dibakar Banerjee)
"Titli is a film that will leave you affected for a long time. It's something to grapple and negotiate with. I also think this is Ranvir Shorey's career's best performance. He has even topped Khosla Ka Ghosla!," Banerjee told reporters at the trailer launch of Titli here on Tuesday.
Banerjee also said that when he first read the script of Titli, he felt like directing the film himself.

"When I read the first draft of Titli I wanted to direct it myself. I didn't know how to tell Kanu (director Kanu Behl) to let me direct it. So, somehow I wasn't shameless or selfish. So, the next best thing to do was to be associated with the film. The script really pushed me to produce it," said Banerjee.
But he made sure not to interfere.
"If a producer interferes, he is probably committing suicide but I am a producer now and I can't be directing someone else's film. My job was how to finish the film in a minimum possible budget and that came from my own experience," said Banerjee, who has directed films like Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! and Khosla Ka Ghosla!.
Titli has been chosen for screening in the Un Certain Regard section of the 67th Cannes International Film Festival, which will open on Wednesday.

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