‘Bolo Bollywood,’ a crowded session in the Mountain Echoes

A quick and contagious murmur of ‘Circuit’ was fixated on the lips of every Bhutanese audience during the ‘Bolo Bollywood’ session of the Mountain Echoes on Monday.

No, there wasn’t any electrical short circuits at the Tarayana center. It was just the Bhutanese Bollywood (Indian Film Industry) fans ogling Arshad Warsi the Indian actor who played and brought fame to the character ‘Circuit’ in the Bollywood film ‘Munna Bhai MBBS.

“Oh! There he is ‘Circuit’, wearing black with the shades,”whispered two ladies pointing their fingers as soon as they entered the hall of Mountain Echoes.

Arshad Warsi shared his personal feelings during the session on films, scripts and acting.

“whatever genre u go for, the basic idea should be entertainment,” advised the actor to a query from the crowd.

The speakers present in the session were Shakun Batra, who is a director, a writer Mushtaq Shiekh, Vishal Bhardwaj, an Indian film director, writer, screenwriter, producer, music composer and playback singer and well known actor Arshad Warsi in conversation with beautiful actress Tisca Chopra.

The session was a crowded session of all other sessions of the day. It discussed about the genre of films and the inspiration behind the film making and so on.

Film is not made looking at the audience; instead a film should find its own audience says, Vishal Bhardwaj. If you have conviction, you are bound to get your audiences, he added.

Responding to a question from Tisca Chopra, Arshad Warsi, said a good script can be made into a bad film and at times bad script can be made into a good film.

“I would say director plays a vital role,” he said.

The on-going session were put to an end with the current going off but ‘circuit’ jokes kept the Bhutanese audience engrossed even in the wake of the darkness. And the photo session with the speakers was a welcome announcement for the audience.

The Mountain Echo festival is an initiative of the India – Bhutan foundation in association with Siyahi.

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