In this Film Companion exclusive, Anupama Chopra gets six of Bollywood’s most exciting filmmakers, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Sriram Raghavan, Shoojit Sircar, Shakun Batra and Maneesh Sharma to talk about their process, the biggest risks they have taken, how OTT has changed the game for cinema and their dreams for the next decade.
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Location Courtesy: Bombay Cocktail Bar
00:00 – A once-in-a-lifetime roundtable with some of the most exciting filmmakers
01:32 – Maneesh Sharma on the year 2010 for Hindi films.
03:41 – Shakun Batra on working with Dharma Productions and not compromise on the voice of the film.
05:38 – Zoya Akhtar on “Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap having a baby it would be her” and making films that she would like to watch.
07:31 – Shakun Batra on Indie and mainstream cinema.
07:59 – Zoya Akhtar on Ranveer Singh’s introduction scene in Gully Boy.
08:56 – Shoojit Sircar on making a less dramatic film October after the success of Piku.
10:22 – Sriram Raghavan on the pressure of Box Office numbers.
12:05 – Zoya Akhtar on Films making money.
13:27 – Sriram Raghavan on not taking the Box Office pressure.
14:20 – Shoojit Sircar on making the film one wants to make.
15:40 – Anurag Kashyap on the need to work with a star or not.
16:17 – Maneesh Sharma on casting Ranveer Singh for Band Baaja Baaraat and films speaking for themselves.
18:31 – Anurag Kashyap on Bombay Velvet.
19:39 – Shakun Batra on The Osho Story.
22:08 – Zoya Akhtar on a big actor offering her a film which she turned down.
23:29 – Anurag Kashyap on visiting the sets of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
24:07 – Shoojit Sircar on taking risks.
25:03 – Sriram Raghavan on taking risks.
26:22 – Anurag Kashyap on making Raman Raghav 2.O after the failure of Bombay Velvet.
27:31 – Zoya Akhtar on shooting Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara after Luck By Chance didn’t do well at the Box Office.
28:07 – Maneesh Sharma on Fan as a risky film to be made.
29:49 – Big Actors taking risks with Filmmakers.
32:50 – Ayushmann Khurrana auditioning for Andhadhun.
34:18 – Anurag Kashyap on actors thinking whether a film would work or not.
34:44 – Shoojit Sircar on female actors taking risks and subsidies for filmmakers.
36:04 – Anurag Kashyap on OTT Platforms.
38:46 – Shakun Batra on OTT Platforms.
40:25 – Zoya Akhtar on watching films in theatre.
41:33 – Shoojit Sircar on OTT Platforms.
43:55 – Anurag Kashyap on No Smoking.
44:28 – Difference in Hindi and Regional cinema.
48:47 – Hindi cinema on its next 10 years.
53:46 – Saroj Khan’s advice on more work.
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