Filmmakers can’t change society: Vishal Bhardwaj

The Haider director believes that movies are mirror of society, but filmmakers are not social workers.

‘We are storytellers. Whatever happens in life, filmmakers reflect that. We express what we experience. Films can be brought to a level of discussion, but we can’t change society because it is made up of different individuals,’ he said here Saturday during a session on ‘Cinema as a tool for social change’ at the ongoing Film Bazaar.

‘Movies are supposed to start agreement or disagreement. That’s the beauty of democracy we live in,’ he added. But films should not lead to riots in a country.

‘Why are we so intolerant? It’s because society is not educated. Proper education should be given and they should understand that they should not create riots when a film releases,’ he said.

According to Jaideep Sahni, who was also one of the panelists, change in society is a ‘thing of decades and centuries’.

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