VIKRAMADITYA MOTWANE, 35, Film director and screenwriter
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.
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”