The maverick director is known for making serious movies and says masala is a derogatory word to describe his movies
Tigmanshu Dhulia, in a recent interview said that his movies won’t ever be called formula movies, a genre Karan Johar and other filmmakers are famous for. Calling such movies crass, Dhulia said, “This is the first time I am attempting such a movie. Masala is a very derogatory word. I would like to say that yes, I have made films like Paan Singh Tomar, Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster. But when a director like me makes a commercial film, we can change the face of commercial cinema.”
He also said that it is directors like him who will go on to make more aesthetic commercial films. “We will give commercial cinema more value and they will be better aesthetically. Then they will not be called formula films,” he added. The maverick director is known for his genre of serious cinema, and will be entering the commercial zone with Bullett Raja.