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Ashutosh Gowariker, Bollywood Director

Q and A with Ashutosh Gowariker

Text by Meher Marfatia. Photographs by Joy Datta

His is hardly one of those spectacular, overnight success stories taking the lead in entertainment news splashes. But Ashutosh Gowariker's steady passion for intelligent cinema has held the world's attention following Lagaan and now, Swades. In a candid conversation with Verve, the former actor and self-confessed movie junkie, who retrospectively feels he "would not have been anywhere except behind the camera, however tempting the choice", reveals a passionately honest stand on movie making, notions of nationalism at the core of his new film and explains why he thinks Indian audiences rock
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