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Baahubali Dialogue Writer Manoj Muntashir: To Capture Limelight, Your Words Need to Have an Identity of Their Own

To earn respect in the industry, a writer has to establish his identity through his words, not stars and gimmicks, says lyricist and scriptwriter Manoj Muntashir.

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Updated:December 20, 2018, 6:22 PM IST
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Baahubali Dialogue Writer Manoj Muntashir: To Capture Limelight, Your Words Need to Have an Identity of Their Own
Baahubali 2 earned about Rs 1,700 crore from Indian and overseas markets. (Photo: Official poster)
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Manoj Muntashir, who wrote the dialogues and lyrics of the Hindi version of Baahubali, says that one cannot depend on stars and big budgets to earn respect in the industry. "The film industry is a market and every market has its own set of rules. The primary one being - the limelight is focused on the most selling commodities," Muntashir told IANS over an email.

While responding to the query whether lyricists and dialogue writers are getting their due in Bollywood, he said, "Till the time your words are dependent on big-ticket actors, foreign locations, multi-crore budgets, forget about the desired respect and accolades. The moment your words have an identity of their own, they have a value independent of the gimmicks surrounding them, automatically limelight shifts to you."

"Legends like Sahir, Majrooh, Anand Bakshi, Salim-Javed have been the most celebrated writers of all times. They commanded their share of prominence, we have to command ours, there are no free lunches in this world," he added.

When asked what projects have been keeping him busy, he said, "Being a workaholic, I don't know what to do with my time if I am not writing. Obviously, multiple projects are in motion right now - lyrics for the Saina Nehwal biopic, Cheat India, Body and Notebook." Besides Baahubali, Muntashir is known for writing lyrics for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Rustom and Kapoor & Sons.

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