Rare diseases such as Progeria, Autism, Dyslexia, Alzheimer's, Asperger syndrome, which only spawned confusion till a few years back, have now become familiar terms. Reason? A few filmmakers have begun to realize Bollywood isn’t just about conventional themes and the usual running around the trees!
Having acknowledged the power Bollywood enjoys, directors are now using it to draw viewers’ attention to issues which were earlier dismissed as dreary themes best suited for documentaries!
At a time when Bollywood is taking giant leaps of faith, do themes based on rare diseases find several takers? Are producers scared on investing in such movies because these don’t guarantee unrelenting screen success? Are enough movies really being made on such themes? Do these projects really bridge the gulf between real and reel life? Have Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan wasted their efforts?
We get you all the answers…