"My strength is I, me and myself"

Updated: Sep 29 2008, 04:49am hrs
Madhur Bhandarkar

Filmmaker

What does success mean to you

I can define it in just one phrase making more and more movies. It gives me a lot of power. I consider Chandini Bar as my first step on the ladder of success. But the tool to success, I believe, is having sufficient amount of money to survive and lead a normal and decent life.

What is your biggest strength

Simply put I, me and myself. Its also the kind of experimental cinema that I have done. Fortunately, it also performed well commercially. After making movies like Corporate and Satta, I got the power to make more such cinema. But, as a film-maker I have found inspiration from Guru Dutts Kaagaz Ke Phool and Pyaasa.

Whats your stress buster

I like reading a lot it can be fiction, non-fiction, magazinesI also love to explore new destinations. And of course, watching comedy movies like Padosan, Satte Pe Satta and Peter Sellers The Party. I also love meeting and interacting with people who are not really related to Bollywood the non-filmy category they have a lot to say.

God to you is...

God is the ultimate. I find immense strength coming from Him. Im a god-blessed child. I feel, at times, I can even talk to Him. Whenever I needed Him, I feel His presence. He is my soul mate. I can share my strengths and weaknesses with Him. For 11 years, I have been going to the Siddhivinayak temple on every Tuesday.

As told to Arunima Mishra