The Neerja Director Ram Madhvani recently spoke about his failures and rejections received from the industry. Madhvani’s dream project Aarya starring Sushmita Sen was supposed to be a movie, but it was rejected leaving him heartbroken.
Talking to India Today, Ram Madhvani said,”Aarya was supposed to be made into a movie and it didn’t happen. It got dropped a month before and on September 13, at 2 o’clock when I was told it won’t work as a movie, I told myself I will cry till 2 o’clock on September 14, and then I said enough, I am done with crying and that’s when Neerja got made.”
He further said that he learnt it’s time to take things positively and everything will fall in its place. He said,”I think I have the utmost faith in the universe, so I tell myself whatever is happening, the scriptwriter in the sky is telling you something. So I fall backward into the lap of the universe, I blindly trust the bigger scheme of things and the universe and I feel that is the only way you can exist in this business.”
On being asked how he dealt with failures and rejections,he said,”I have been lucky in the sense that I have just done Neerja and it met with commercial and critical success. I have 30 films that didn’t work out, so they are just scripts. Every time I get rejected, I cry because that’s what you do. I think cinema is the real boot camp of life because you go through so many ups and downs, but when I do cry, I give it a time limit.”
Aarya was released in Disney+ Hotstar 4 years after the release of Neerja.