Sh­agufta Rafiq

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE -

Sh­agufta’s story can lend it­self to a clas­sic commercial pot­boiler. The lady who has writ­ten the screen­play and dia­logues of 11 films in­clud­ing

Mur­der 2, Jan­nat 2 ( she penned the story too), Raaz — The Mys­tery Continues and Aashiqui 2 has had

a rough be­gin­ning. Sh­agufta’s fos­ter mother was an ac­tress in the 1950s. Her mother tried to groom her also into films but she wanted to be a writer. Hav­ing failed to get a step­ping- stone into the in­dus­try, Sh­agufta went to Dubai and be­came a bar dancer. Af­ter earn­ing enough money, she re­turned to In­dia and

met Ma­hesh Bhatt. The rest is his­tory and af­ter pen­ning sto­ries, the feisty writer is all set to turn

di­rec­tor with an ac­tion- thriller.

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