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Anubhav Sinha speaks on food movies and social-distancing

Anubhav Sinha has sprouted a new leaf and has enthralled us with his films like Mulk, Article 15 and Thhapad in the recent past. The films have hit us hard with their social commentary and have been loved by critics and audiences alike.

The filmmaker has been spending his time amidst the lockdown whipping up a storm in his kitchen. If you’ve checked his Instagram account, you’ll surely be left hungry. Speaking about his love for food and putting a halt to his cooking, Sinha said, “It’s stopped now. I found out that my weight had ballooned to 106 kg and fled from cooking.”

Anubhav Sinha

Anubhav loves to read and has gone back to reading in this lockdown and says that he can currently finish a book in 3-4 days. 

The director is working on a few scripts and has used this time productively, but when asked what are his views on the commencement of shooting, he said that he’s not in a haste. “I’m not bullish about shooting soon. For the next year-and-a-half, shoots will become slower and at least 20 percent more expensive since a lot of money will be spent on protecting the people who work with you. “Social distancing on a film set is an oxymoron. It can’t happen, it won’t happen. We can keep lying to ourselves,” he further comments. That’s one honest and realistic opinion alright.

Anubhav says that he would like to complete his journey at the movies with a full circle. While he confesses that the biggest film in his career Ra.One didn’t work, he would like to make a superhero film nevertheless in the future, maybe five years later. We’re sure it will be worth the  wait.

Anubhav Sinha

Anubhav’s next is with Ayushmann Khurrana, the two team up again post Article 15. “My next is very new and different from what I have done in the past, an interesting combo of my previous work but with a larger canvas. It’s a bigger film in its scope and what it can change,” says he, before signing off.