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Madhur will soon return to issue-based cinema

Mumbai: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who has changed gears from realism to romantic-comedy in his upcoming film `Dil Toh Baccha Hai Jee` says he would soon return to issue-based cinema, which brought him recognition.

"I will definitely return to serious or issue based cinema. I will very soon make a hard-hitting film. Because it is this kind of cinema that gave me recognition and made me what I am today," Madhur told PTI.

Madhur shot to fame with `Chandni Bar` (2001) starring Tabu and Atul Kulkarni. The film brought him his first National Award and there on he went on winning accolades for his films `Page 3` and `Traffic Signal`. His other issue based films include – `Jail`, `Fashion`, `Corporate` and `Satta`.

"`Corporate` and `Satta` are my favourite issue based films. It was the best work of mine. I am proud of both these films," Madhur said.

"Of all issue based films that I made `Corporate` was the most challenging as I did not have much idea about the corporate world since I am not a graduate person. To make it appealing and real for the common man was not easy. While, the subject of `Satta` was amazing…it was a complex subject. The film was ahead of its time and may be thatss why it did not do well," the 42-year-old filmmaker said.

With `Dil Toh..`Madhur is venturing for the first time into the rom-com genre and he enjoyed the experience.

"Rom-com was easy to make. I never had any second thoughts about making romcom. I have flair for humour, jokes and one-liners. I loved making it and enjoyed a lot. My favourite romcom film is `Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge`. I loved the film and have seen it several times. I also like `Jab We Met`," the director said.

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