India’s Sandip Ray calls for restraint

Director discourages films about Mumbai siege

Many filmmakers are eager to make projects tied to current affairs, but Indian director Sandip Ray (“Target”) is calling for a red light on pics based on the recent Mumbai siege.

“As responsible citizens, we, filmmakers, should stop glorifying such macabre incidents,” he told the Indian press. “Let’s not depict heroes out of killers. Let conscience, not profit be our motivation.”

The filmmaker, son of Satyajit Ray was quoted on website Rediff as saying, “A lot of films, some of them classics, have been made on terrorism. But I beg my co-workers across India to stop making such films anymore.”

But given that such classics as the award-winning “Bombay” (1995) and “Black Friday” (2004) are based on the 1993 bomb blasts in the city, his appeal may go unheeded.

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