Dinesh Vijan mum on Stree controversy

The Asian Age.

Entertainment, Bollywood

The producer refrains from talking on the matter of the two writers of the film failing to get rightful credit for the film’s success.

A poster from Stree

Stree, the surprise box office juggernaut of 2018 was backed by Dinesh Vijan, but was originally planned and plotted by writer-director duo Krishna D.K. and Raj Nidimoru who got Amar Kaushik to direct it. When the film was a hit, it seemed that Dinesh got all the credit and there was a lot of animosity on why Krishna and Raj were kept out of the picture. It was even being said that it was not just a matter of credit, but cash as well.

Dinesh steers away from saying who was wrong or right and asks for time to heal. “I have worked with a lot of writers and I am making six films now. Writers define films. Maddock Films is one of the highest payers to writers. I believe that without writers you cannot make a good film. As to the matter that you are discussing, when there is a huge success there is a misunderstanding and there are people who will come and sort it out. In the 14 films that I have made, I have never had a hassle with anybody. When time passes, the truth always come out. So I would rather not talk about it now and let time do the talking,” says the film producer.

Meanwhile Dinesh has registered the title Stree 2 and is proceeding with its sequel.