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Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti on how they tackle creative disagreements: ‘One has to convince the other’

Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Filmmakers Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, who are awaiting the release of their next collaboration, the streaming coming-of-age film ‘The Archies’, have shared how they tackle creative disagreements and the trick to keep the filmmaking machinery working.

ZoyaandReemaare undoubtedly the creative powerhouses and have made a deep impact on Hindi films given their understanding of the subject and the subtext that comes along with their stories.

Talking about howdisagreementsare dealt with onZoyaAkhtarorReemaKagtisets,Zoya, who is the director of‘The Archies’, told IANS: “We are very simple and logical. Over the years, we have realised that there’s no point stretching a creative difference or a different perspective too far.”

Theyhaveseta clear rule, asZoyasaid: “WhenReemais directing something, she has the last word because it’s her vision and conviction, and it’s the same when I’m directing. Having said that, if she tells me if something is not working, I will make it a point to understand where she’s coming from. One of us has to convince the other.”

Reemaadded: “If something is memorable, it stays with you. Earlier, we were like ‘is cheez ko aaj hi solve karna hai (this needs to be solved today)’. But now, we are like ‘let the solution come to us rather than us chasing it’. Meanwhile we will knock off other tasks on the list, the system has to keep running. A filmsetcan’t afford a halt during work hours.”

‘The Archies’,produced by Tiger Baby Films (ReemaKagtiandZoyaAkhtar) in collaboration with ‘Archie’ Comics and Graphic India, issetto stream on Netflix from December 7.



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