Javed Akhtar believes success of films like 'Animal' is 'dangerous'
MUMBAI: In an apparent swipe at Sandeep Reddy Vanga's "Animal", veteran lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar has said that commercial success of films with problematic scenes is a “dangerous” trend.
The 78-year-old screenwriter expressed his concerns about the current state of cinema at the Ajanta Ellora International Film Festival in Aurangabad early this week. He, however, did not mention the name of "Animal".
“I believe it’s a testing time for the young filmmakers today as to what kind of characters they want to create that the society will applaud. For instance, if there’s a film in which a man asks a woman to lick his shoe or if a man says it’s okay to slap a woman, and if the film is a super duper hit, then that’s very dangerous,” Akhtar said.