De, who kicked off Manhattan Short Film Festival India 2013 Master Class Series with her topic - Reviewing Film Reviews on Wednesday, educated students on how to truly appreciate Hindi cinema of today. She told them not to let commercial success of a film influence their decision to watch a film or not.

"Don't go by the commercial success of a movie. Make up your own mind. Or don't even hold the commercial success of a movie against it. I know a lot of movie snobs, who say that if a movie has made a Rs.150 crore, it has got to be a lousy film," De said.

"It must be a mass entertainer; it must be a masala film. There's nothing wrong with masala films. These are the films we really enjoy. If I were to tell you that I enjoyed 'Rowdy Rathore', which I did hugely or

'Singh is Kinng', I mean you watch it and see it in the context the film was made. Bollywood films are really telling us a lot about ourselves," she added.

(Agencies)

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