Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair says she would love to work with Bollywood's star actors, but says they don't have time for her films.
‘I would love to work with the stars here, but they don't have much time for me. They don't have the dates I want,’ the 55-year-old said here Saturday at the re-release of her 1988-film Salaam Bombay!.
However, she said that she only believes in the power of an actor. ‘I've worked with Irrfan, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, we worked with Nana Patekar and we made him a star. So I don't look at actors as stars, they just have to be extremely powerful,’ Mira said.
‘Look at Tabu in The Namesake, it's extraordinary performance. So for me it's the power of an actor and we have so many powerful actors here. I am coming back to make a film,’ she added. The filmmaker's latest venture is The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a film based on an eponymous novel by Mohsin Hamid. The film is slated to release in India May 10. In the meantime, Nair's Salaam Bombay! is re-releasing 22 March.