I was quoted in this article on Bollywood villains:
Anuvab Pal, playwright and screenplay writer, who considers Shakaal his favourite Bollywood villain, argues that there are fewer villains in our movies today. “I think we do a lot less hero-versus-system stories nowadays,” says Pal. “I don’t think in today’s cinema enough time is spent on creating a great villain with his own world. No time is spent on creating some modicum of credibility about why someone is bad.”
According to Pal, in the ’80s, they knew what they were doing. “They wanted to create a character that was 100 per cent evil, simple. It didn’t make sense, the things the villain did or wore or said were mad. Ajit, for example, tried to steal a submarine from the Indian navy. But we loved it.”
Read the entire piece here.