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I don’t make films based on regions: Steven Spielberg

I don’t make films based on regions: Steven Spielberg
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First Published: Wed, Jan 06 2010. 02 21 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Jan 06 2010. 02 21 PM IST
New Delhi: Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg hopes that the partnership with Reliance group will make it easy to release films in India but the director has no immediate plans to make a film based on the country.
Spielberg’s DreamWorks SKG has signed a deal with Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (R-Adag), who will invest $825 million to produce five to six films jointly.
“The deal will impact both India and Hollywood. In India we would be able to release our films in a more convenient way because of direct distributor. They will retain distribution rights of DreamWorks productions in India,” Spielberg said in an e-mail interview.
The director, however, says that he has no plans of making a film based on India, the way Danny Boyle did with Slumdog Millionaire.
“I don’t make films based on regions. It is the script and characterisation that demands area to be specific,” Spielberg said.
The multiple-Oscar-winning filmmaker, who suggested the end to Oren Peli’s horror ‘Paranormal Activity´, believes that it is the best scary movie that he has seen in recent time. The film is releasing in India on 8 January.
Made on a budget of $15,000, the film has made over $100 million. Spielberg said he was convinced by a DreamWorks executive to watch the movie.
When asked whether it was easy to scare someone, who has made a movie like ‘Jaws´, the director admitted that the film astonished him.
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First Published: Wed, Jan 06 2010. 02 21 PM IST