Dibakar Banerjee has always been vocal about his ideas on Indian cinema. He has been called the face of intelligent cinema in India and has said that art & commerce need to merge into one entity if art were to survive. This may probably shed some light on why he signed a 3 movie deal with Yash Raj Films.
In a recent interview he had said that he had always wanted to work with a well known production house and work on popular cinema.
He had signed this deal with Aditya Chopra who he feels is also looking for new people with similar professional standards as himself.
Dibakar is currently working on a short film which is going to be celebrating hundred years of cinema in India. The story, he says, has been taken from Satyajit Ray.
He also stated that he was looking forward to working with the likes of Ranbir Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and Ranveer Singh. Among actresses, he wanted to direct Anushka Sharma, Tabu and Rani Mukherji.