Guess who won an INTERNATIONAL Film Award?? : Manav Bhinder, producer, director and co-writer of the short film, 'Ankahee Baatein'
Updated on: 11 May 2016
The director-producer won an international award for his short film.. It becomes inevitable when you have talented actors like Manish Raishinghan, Barkha Bisht and Srishty Rode acting in a film together, that the film does not turn out to be an amazing one.
However, if you are wondering why are these telly actors associated with the word, 'film'? Relax...
Well, we are talking about the much appreciated short film, 'Ankahee Baatein'. But, as much as the actors are talented and the script is amazing, a good film can never be great without a maestro director and producer.
And that person is none other than Manav Bhinder. Manav is the producer, director and co-writer of the short film, 'Ankahee Baatein' which recently bagged the Award of Merit at the Best Shorts Competition in the United States of America (USA).
A passionate traveller and a backpacker by heart, in a conversation with Manav, he spilled beans over his experience with Ankahee Baatein and his reaction to the wonderful response.
So, Manav, firstly congratulations on the achievement and please tell us how did films happen to you? Thank you! Well, it all dates back to the time when I was a student at the Whistling Woods International Institute where I developed my passion for making films. I made short films like 'Dor' with Parineeti Chopra followed by 'Phir Ek Baar' with Sameer Soni and Mandira Bedi. Later, I went on to pursue a script writing course at the Bournemouth University, United Kingdom. Also, I feel fortunate to have worked in three industries, where apart from Bollywood and television, I also had the chance to work on Hollywood film, 'Edge of Tomorrow' starring Tom Cruise, as an intern and as a production assistant on the British film, 'Vendetta'.
That's fantastic. Please tell us something about the award winning film, 'Ankahee Baatein'..