June 2, 2023


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India: Filmmakers don’t read Hindi literature anymore: Manu Bhandari

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Noted Hindi writer Manu Bhandari, whose novel ‘Yahi Sach Hai’ was adapted into a movie ‘Rajnigandha’ in 1974, says filmmakers of today do not read Hindi literature anymore.

“The difficulty is that Hindi directors do not read literature. You see directors of Bengali movies, all the Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay-literature has been made into films and many other movies have been made on literature and that is because the filmmakers there read literature,” Bhandari told PTI. 

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