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'Heropanti' director: Time to make shorter films

Director Sabbir Khan, busy promoting his not-so-lenghty movie "Heopanti", launch pad of Jackie Shroff's son Tiger, feels it's time to reduce the length of films as audiences don't have the patience to sit through long-drawn-out pres

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 5:58:05 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Director Sabbir Khan, busy promoting his not-so-lenghty movie "Heopanti", launch pad of Jackie Shroff's son Tiger, feels it's time to reduce the length of films as audiences don't have the patience to sit through long-drawn-out presentations.

"The people's patience level has gone down and they don't have time, and I feel change is the only constant that you must adapt. It's high time that the length of the films should be reduced. We should not ignore it," Sabbir told IANS.

"My film 'Heropanti' is not too long. I saw to it that my film is not too long," added the director who debuted with Akshay Kumar-Kareena Kapoor starrer 2009 romantic comedy "Kambakkht Ishq".

His second film "Heropanti" is coming out May 23. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala it features another newcomer Kriti Sanon in the female lead opposite Tiger. The film is about two hours long, against the two-and-a-half to three hours for an average Hindi film.

Asked what kind of films he enjoys watching, Sabbir said: "As a cinegoer I see all kind of films."

"I am as excited about watching 'The Lunchbox' as 'Chennai Express'. If a script comes to me organically, then I would love to make such parallel films as well. I have three scripts in my mind and once 'Heropanti' is out of my system, I will think about it."


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Posted on: 14 May 2014 at 3:52pm
I acutally love the leangh of Hindi films it feels like you are watching a good movie, and i find it fun. I remeber that K3G was short i wanted it to be longer. Lol and that movie is 3 hours. I like long movies

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Posted on: 14 May 2014 at 11:37am
Waiting for heropanti .love u tiger..u seem awesome in promos..:)

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