Mehta: 'Was It Worth It?'
Indian director DEEPA MEHTA experienced so many problems making her award-winning movie WATER, she wonders whether it was worth the trouble. Mehta's hard-hitting drama focuses on 300 Indians who were refused entry into Canada nearly 100 years ago. But the gritty film-maker has come under such fire for the controversial subject matter in Water, and also in her previous movies FIRE and EARTH, she is still reeling from the reaction she has caused. She says, "Now that the film is complete, I can look back on the journey it has taken to make it. "The anguish, the death threats, the politics, the ugly face of religious fundamentalism - we experienced them all. "Has it been worth it? I often wonder."