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10-29-2012, 09:04 PM #1
Mani Ratnam: Films happened to me by accidentNoted filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who has given some landmark films including 'Roja', 'Bombay' and 'Dil Se', says he was enjoying his life as a well-paid management consultant after finishing MBA from a top B-school 35 years ago when chance gave him an entry into the world of films.
"It was an accident. I was interested in cinema only as a viewer. I never thought I'd take it up as a career. I never thought I would sit and write and actually direct films," the director says in a new book 'Conversations with Mani Ratnam'.
The book, based on the filmmaker's freewheeling interactions with film critic Baradwaj Rangan, published by Penguin, reveals how the reticent man who went on to deliver gems in Hindi and Tamil films switched over to cinema. During the seventies, Ratnam was so fed up of watching sub-standard Tamil films that he decided to push the bar himself....being a human...