My cinema entry was accident: Mani Ratnam

Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam has described his entry into film industry as an accident. He has said this in a new book ‘Conversations with Mani Ratnam.’ Published by Penguin, the book is based on Mani Ratnam’s conversations with film critic Baradwaj Rangan.

‘I was interested in cinema only as a viewer. I never thought I’d take it up as a career. I never thought I would sit and write and actually direct films,’ Mani said.

‘I don’t make movies to give messages. Films are about sharing an experience or sharing your angst or your concerns
about something with a larger group of people,’ he said.