Mumbai, April 2 : Vidhu Vinod Chopra, producer of popular movies like “3 Idiots”, “PK” and “Lage Raho Munna Bhai”, says he will continue to make movies that he believes in as he is a filmmaker and not a “baniya” (merchant). (Read: ‘Wazir’ numbers not disappointing: Vidhu Vinod Chopra)Also Read - Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Book, Unscripted, Debuts As the #1 Best Seller on the Day of Release
“I will go on to make films that I believe in. I believe there is no such relation between business and a film’s integrity. Like ‘PK’, which was the biggest hit, but I still feel ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ is better. When you make a film, you should not think about the returns. After all, we are not ‘baniye’ (merchants), we are filmmakers,” Chopra said at an event here. Also Read - Chetan Bhagat Accuses Vidhu Vinod Chopra of 'Driving Him Close to Suicide' After 3 Idiots, Calls Out 'Elite Critics'
“We should make films that we believe in. If it gets a good run then its fine, otherwise it’s okay,” he said, while adding that he doesn’t make films “according to audience’s wish.” Also Read - Chetan Bhagat Trends on Twitter After He Calls Vidhu Vinod Chopra a Bully, Says 'He Drove Me Close to Suicide'
“When the audience admires my film, it makes me immensely happy. Even if they do not like it, at least, there is a sense of satisfaction that I have made a good film but the audience did not understand my work. However, while making a film I do give my best,” he added.
Apart from making movies, the 63-year-old director-producer says he loves music and watching cricket matches. Currently, he is passionately following the World Twenty20 cricket tournament.