Noted film editor Deepa Bhatia, whose latest work includes 'My Name Is Khan', says Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan chooses to act in "mediocre" films despite being a gifted actor.
Deepa, who has been awarded for editing films like Aamir Khan's 'Tare Zameen Par' and 'Rock On!!', said it was a discovery for her to see the real actor in Shah Rukh while editing 'My Name Is Khan'.
"Honestly I am no SRK fan but then he was so sincere in 'MNIK' which was amazing to see. It was a discovery for me to find the actor in Shah Rukh Khan. I fail to understand why he chooses to act in mediocre film," Deepa told PTI.
"I don't understand the reason behind it. Whether he is just not interested or there is something else because he has also given some spectacular performances in films 'Chak De! India' and 'Swades'," she added.
Deepa, wife of writer-actor Amol Gupte, said that the filmmakers today have finally started to wake up to the tool of editing which puts the heart of the film at the right place.
"Filmmakers have started to understand how powerful editing can be. While we were editing 'MNIK', I remember Karan (Johar) telling me that he realised how a film can be totally rewritten with smart editing," Deepa said.
The 'Rock On!!' editor said that today's film watching audience is constantly evolving and does not settle for something substandard. And that is why she has chosen a variety of films to be shown on UTV world movies as she is the 'Editor of the Month' for the channel. PTI