Boman Irani: Indian film writers need to strengthen their screenplay writing abilities

Panaji, Dec 1, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS): Indian film writers need to strengthen their screenplay writing abilities, versatile comedy actor Boman Irani said at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on Wednesday.

He said a theme based plot, sub text driven and focused screenplay writing with contemporary consciousness would help make Indian cinema strong in its appeal.

Interacting with mediapersons at IFFI Wednesday evening, the accomplished comedy actor Irani stressed on the need to work more in imparting training to the talented lot of story writers for films in all the shades of Indian cinema.

We are good writers but we should good become good screen writers, he said.

Irani who created waves through his acting in Munnabhai MBBS, 3 Idiots, Khosla Ka Ghosla and other films while paying tributes to the famous comedy actors like Mehmood, Asrani, Kishore Kumar, Charlie Chaplin, Jagdeep etc said comedy is an integral part of film making.

He said comedy evolves from real life situations and uneasiness makes him create comedy for disseminating message of peoples’ pain and problems.

In his freewheeling interaction he narrated several instances from his films praising many of his directors for excellent knowledge of the craft of filmmaking.

He noted director Raju Hirani for being an excellent editor who shoots his films in such a manner that in Munnabhai MBBS not a single shot that was recorded was wasted indicating his excellent control over direction.

The entire film is ready in Hirani’s mind before he starts shooting it and hence the film can be shot in very less time, Irani added.

Boman Irani who started his career as a sports photographer said he has received several offers from Hollywood but he is not accepting any of them as he did not find enough challenge in them.

His forthcoming projects include Mirch, Game, Bandha Hai Bindass, Don-II, Short Term Shaadi, Ferrari Ki Sawari, said Irani.

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