M.F. Hussain Blasts Bollywood Actors and Directors

M.F. Hussain Blasts Bollywood Actors and Directors

Embracing the fact that he is charmed by Vidya Balan, M.F.Hussain minced no words about criticizing most reputed Bollywood and directors. He seemed to be overtly critical of some of the latest Bollywood films. Speaking from Qatar, the 94 year old artist and director can well afford to launch his tirade against Bollywood biggies.

On Amitabh Bachcan: Amitabh is from such a decent family but he is full of contradictions. Can he ever live down the fact that he did that vulgar number Tere angne mein?

On Aamir Khan: 3 Idiots was not great but  it was well made and touched on the issue of education I admired Aamir Khan for Taare Zameen Par but wondered if it was a fluke when I saw Ghajini. Horrible! Aamir should have been pulled up for all the violence, the film should have been banned.

On Kites, the movie: Kites ke baare mein yahan bhi bahut charcha tha. But the next day, it nose-dived. It’s a third-rate movie. It should be banned. Kuch tuk hi nahin tha. What was Hrithik Roshan doing? But after seeing Kites, I  thought I must start my third film soon. Why am I just painting when I could do so much with the medium? According to my terms and my vision. I’ll revive my project — a comedy — in July next year. I’ve had the title registered — Comedy.com. I wanted to cast Urmila Matondkar, but where is she? She seems to have vanished into thin air. What happened? Is she out of the scene?

On Barbara Mori: A few days ago, I saw someone called Barbara Mori from Brazil or Mexico. I was horrified! Why cast her when so many of our girls are far more beautiful and talented? There was another girl in that movie… Kites… she looked ghostly. Who was she?

On Katrina Kaif: She’s zero in acting but she is beautiful, not bad!!

On Kangana Ranaut: Hanh, Kangna had so much white make-up, she looked as if she had applied chalk all over her face.

On Amrita Rao: I admired her but sorry, not anymore. I liked her very much in Vivaah. Just one more movie… phir woh bhi khatam ho gayee kya? Maybe she just didn’t find a manager who could guide her career properly.

On Priyanka Chopra: She’s all about imaging. If she gets a good role, she’s good. People liked her in Fashion and Kaminey but she’s not my type of heroine.

On Kareena Kapoor: And I wonder why people like Kareena Kapoor. Bilkul matchstick hai. She has come to destroy Saif Ali Khan and go away.

On Yash Chopra: The less said about him, the better. I was supposed to do a series of paintings on Indian cinema that would be put up in his studio. Then I realised it was no point. He didn’t treat me like an artist who was doing something for him out of friendship, he treated me as if was one of his employees.
(Mellowing) Phir bhi, I’ll always be grateful to Yash for making Gaja Gamini possible. Despite all sorts of problems created by Madhuri’s secretary Rikoo, he ensured that she would do the film. It had become such a problem that at one point, Yash had said, “Forget about Madhuri, I’ll get Kajol to do your film.” But you know me, it had to be Madhuri or no one else. (Laughs) I nearly died while making the film. There were so many pressures. So when I’m alone now, I count my blessings. I’m alive at least.

About Bollywood in general: No one had supported me when obscenity charges were levied on me.I never had genuine friends in Bollywood. So where’s the question of any of them expressing concern for me? Not one. They have blanked me out.

MF Hussain however has good words to spare on Vidya Balan and latest Bollywood heart-throb

On Vidya Balan: I’m absolutely bowled over by Vidya Balan. She conveys pure Indianness, feminine, sensual, without making an effort. I was captivated by her in Ishqiya which I saw a dozen times just for her. The film was okay, it had a silly, meaningless title.

On Ranbir Kapoor: I  would say that he’s the first real actor in the Kapoor khandaan. Raj, Shammi, Shashi had tremendous screen presence and charm… but Rishi Kapoor’s boy acts… really acts. He doesn’t make funny faces like the other young actors.


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