Di­rec­tor’s cut

VIKRA­MA­DITYA MOT­WANE, 35, Film di­rec­tor and screen­writer

India Today - - SIMPLY MUMBAI -

Vikra­ma­ditya Mot­wane’s first brush with the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try was when as a teenager, he ap­peared on a teen talk show on Do­or­dar­shan. Pas­sion­ate about films, he made his foray into the in­dus­try by writ­ing the script for the film Dev D (2009) af­ter which di­rec­tor Anurag Kashyap of­fered to pro­duce Mot­wane’s own film, Udaan. The film was not only a sur­prise en­try at the 2010 Cannes Film Fes­ti­val, but Udaan was also a com­mer­cial suc­cess in In­dia.

RIGHT MOVE A grad­u­ate in Film Pro­duc­tion from Xavier In­sti­tute of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Mot­wane started his ca­reer by as­sist­ing di­rec­tor San­jay Leela Bhansali on the film Hum Dil Chuke Sanam in 1999. For the next six years he learned the nitty grit­ties of film-mak­ing with Bhansali. “As­sist­ing him was a re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence of my life,” he says.

THE IN­SPI­RA­TION He takes in­spi­ra­tion from di­rec­tors like Bi­mal Roy, Ja­panese film­maker Akira Kuro­sawa and Bri­tish film di­rec­tor Al­fred Hitch­cock.

Con­tact: vikra­ma­dit@gmail.com

sec­ond opinion “He is sharp, metic­u­lous and works with a lot of pre­ci­sion, al­most like a sur­geon” NURAG KASHYAP, DI­REC­TOR AND PRO­DUCER

"I just want to keep mak­ing good movies and nar­rate good sto­ries”

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