Feb 9, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Although the biopic on Dadasaheb Phalke, ‘Raja Harishchandrachi Factory’ is no more in the race of Academy Awards but the film has left remarkable impact at almost all the festivals around the world. Yesterday, the photography exhibition of India’s official entry to Oscar film ‘Raja Harishchandrachi Factory’ was held at Whistling Woods. The occasion was graced by debut director of the film Paresh Mokashi and UTV’s Siddharth Roy Kapur, film critics Rajeev Masand, and dean of Whistling Wood International.
At the event, the panel of film expertise was surrounded by hoards of questions right from the initial stages of the making of ‘Raja Harishchandrachi Factory’ to the final outcome of the film. The director of the film Paresh Mokashi said, “I have to face lot of financial crunches before I could start this project but since I had made up my mind to make this movie, I did.”
Through the discussion, one student asked Paresh that how many drafts he wrote before locking up the final script? Paresh Said, “My first draft was the final version and I wrote it as I had everything very clear in my mind. So, first version was the final draft except few changes we made at later stages.”
Right now Paresh Mokashi is writing something which he was not willing to divulge but promises he will soon announce it.
-Anil A Kanojia/ Sampurn Wire