Award Wapsi November 4, 2015

For me the highest honor that a film maker can bestowed with in this country is the National Award. I have been the fortunate recipient of several National Awards and I bow before the sanctity of the institution of National Awards. For me this award is a recognition bestowed by the nation itself. Recently, a […]

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From Chandni Bar to Calendar Girls September 28, 2015

Today, on Sept 28, 2015, National-Award winning film Chandni Bar completes 14 years! As I bask in the glory of this hard-hitting, life-changing (at least for me!) film, I cannot help but recollect the reviews Chandni Bar had received from the critics, back then in 2001. The opinions were starkly polarised. There was a section […]

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Why Calendar Girls? August 31, 2015

I’ve made films like Page 3, Fashion & Heroine in the past and I have been repeatedly questioned about my obsession with stories from the glamour world. It was in early 2014, when I was debating with myself on what my next film should be, when, one day, my office boy who was cleaning the […]

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The New Heroes! May 27, 2015

Today I am glad to watch films like Mary Kom, NH10, Piku and Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Brilliant performances by the leading ladies and the audience welcoming these films with open arms is remarkable…

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A Tribute To Motherhood May 9, 2015

On the 17th of February, my mother went to stay at my sister’s house. She and I would talk regularly like always. My wife and daughter at that time ,were in Delhi . Since my late night editing was going on, I had slept in my office itself . On the morning of 20th, my sister informed me that mom is no more. I was numb. My world toppled. My support system was no more. This cruel twist of fate shook me up completely…

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