Rahul Bose admits ‘Maan Gaye…’ was a bad film

August 27th, 2008 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) After its dismal performance at the box office, Bollywood actor Rahul Bose admits that “Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam” was a bad movie.”I go with the critics and the people’s verdict, which said the movie was not a good one. I admit that ‘Maan Gaye..’ was a bad movie,” said Rahul who played the male lead in the film.

“I’m not that kind of a person who will go on telling anything good because I’m involved in it. Even if it is my performance in a film, I don’t have any reservation in telling the truth,” he added.

The story of “Maan Gaye…” was inspired from CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) officers who were on high alert due to illegal activities in Goa following the Babri Masjid demolition in December 1992, which had triggered communal riots.

Asked what went wrong with the movie, Rahul said: “I can’t tell what went wrong with the movie or who is responsible for it, but it is for sure the end result of the movie was not good.”

About his next release “Tahaan”, Rahul said he plays a very small role in the film, which does not have much significance.

“I play a very small role in the movie which is of not much importance. Even if you take my role out of the movie, it will not have an impact on the film. My character in the film is what a comedian does. I provide the comic elements.”

Set in Kashmir, the film is about an eight-year-old boy looking for real purpose in his little world. Santosh Sivan has directed the movie that also stars Victor Banerjee and Sarika.

“Though the story is very good, but I request my audience not to expect anything from this film as my role is very small and I have nothing much to do.”

Santosh Sivan offered him “Tahaan” after they worked together for a Hollywood production titled “Before the Rains”.

“I play the lead role in ‘Before the Rains’, which has already done a business of around $2 million dollars in the US, Canada and England.”

Rahul says he is looking forward to the release of “Before the Rains” in India.

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