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'The audience doesn't want to watch trash'

Mahesh Manjrekar talks about 'City of Gold' and the plight of Mumbai mill workers

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Updated:April 20, 2010, 8:15 PM IST
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'The audience doesn't want to watch trash'
Mahesh Manjrekar talks about 'City of Gold' and the plight of Mumbai mill workers

Film director Mahesh Manjrekar brings across the plight of Mumbai mill workers after they lost their livelihood in the 1980's in his forthcoming film City of Gold. He claims they have still not got justice after 28 years of an ongoing strike since 1982.

"The workers don't have a long list of demands but nobody is ready to listen to them. They have been suffering since real long... 28 years of strike and still no justice. It is not a short period," Mahesh told reporters in New Delhi.

The actor-director also sang a rap song, for which he lent his voice in the film. It is the title track.

Mahesh, who was in the city to promote his film, along with Seema Biswas and Karan Patel, believes he is blessed to be a film-maker in this era.

"I'm blessed I am a film-maker now... as times have changed and the audience has become more sensible and doesn't want to watch trash, which is what inspires me the most to make realistic subject-oriented films," he added.

City of Gold releases Friday in Hindi and Marathi. It is also an account of the birth of Mumbai's crime underbelly. The film features Satish Kaushik, Sachin Khedekar, Seema Biswas and Anusha Dandekar.

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