‘Want to make my par­ents proud’

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Be­ing the daugh­ter of vet­eran lyri­cist and scriptwriter Gulzar and yes­ter­year ac­tor Rakhee, film­maker

Meghna Gulzar (right) was born into the film in­dus­try but she never aimed at ex­ceed­ing the suc­cess that her par­ents have had.

“I never looked at be­ing the daugh­ter of Gulzar and Rakhee as any kind of pres­sure. I looked at it as a goal, as an as­pi­ra­tion, but not some­thing to sur­pass or be equiv­a­lent to. It was some­thing that kept me go­ing. For me, mak­ing them proud of my work is my mo­ti­va­tion. In the end, it is about how you look at your up­bring­ing,” says Meghna, who has di­rected movies such as Fil­haal… (2002) and Just Mar­ried (2007).

Meghna’s work in­cludes po­ems, di­rect­ing mu­sic videos as well as writ­ing sto­ries. “I al­ways had cre­ative yearn­ings and the vis­ual medium is the most pow­er­ful of all medi­ums. In that I’ve made mu­sic videos, doc­u­men­taries and also cor­po­rate films.

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