I don’t believe in ‘filmi friendship’: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Bollywood Producer-director Vidhu Vinod Chopra says he is a tough person in real life and does not believe in “filmi-friendships”.

Chopra has been in the industry for over 35 years, but hardly has any friends.

When asked if it is a tough place to make friends, the Parinda helmer said, “I am tough. I think everybody is just nice. I think my demands of friendship are very high. I don’t believe in filmi friendship.

“If a film is hit people come saying good things. These are strange people. I am not a fake person. I am happy with friends that I have in my life,” he told reporters.

Nevertheless, the 63-year-old filmmaker shares a good bond with writer Abhijat Joshi and director Raj Kumar Hirani. “Abhijat and I are unusual, we are different from each other. He is a professor and I am not. I abuse, he doesn’t, he talks politely,” he said.

“Raju Hirani and I are also very different from each other. He is like Mahatma Gandhi and I am Subhash Chandra Bose. It is an unusual friendship,” he said. Wazir, directed by Bejoy Nambiar, is scheduled to release on January 8.
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