Comedy is not my genre: Bhansali
Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who made a departure from his usual intense cinema, to try hands at comedy with his latest release `My Friend Pinto`, says he would not have been able to do justice to the film had he directed it, as its not his forte.
"Somebody thinks like that, somebody creates characters like that which is perfect for the genre. Like looking at the humorous side of a don or a taxi man on the road all these characters make or show funny side. That perspective of looking at these characters comes naturally to the writer. This kind of cinema is not natural to me. I would not have been able to create it as well as it is done," he said.
Bhansali, who in the past have dealt with dark and intense subjects in his most of his films right from `Khamoshi` to `Black` to `Guzaarish` has moved into the comedy zone, but as a producer.
`My Friend Pinto` is a light-hearted comedy. It is very young, full of life; full of colors…new characters…these characters have never come in my films. Ever since I heard the screenplay I was completely inspired…it brought so much smile and hope to me. It’s all about a friend who we all have but we do not take the friend seriously. We need to respect, love, and care and thank a friend. We forget our friends as we move on in our lives, he said.