Resurgence of Screenwriters in the Indian Film Industry
Richard Drewmore | July 10, 2008 at 06:32 amby
1651 views | 2 Recommendations | 4 comments
There's a buzz in the Indian film industry that the writers are coming back in a major way. The recent success of films offering good scripts and new stories has started the latest trend of new script writers being readily embraced by the Indian Film Industry. Even the actors today have started giving utmost importance to a well-written script. The new writers on the block have started asserting themselves and are demanding respect as well as respectable remuneration. They are charging more than £100, 000 for a script!
From a former advertising creative director to a news cameraman and a Wall Street banker, a hungry-for-story Bollywood is welcoming new writers from different backgrounds. Recently, the success of Jaideep Sahni, who wrote "Bunty Aur Babli" and "Chak De! India," and Rensil D'Silva, who co-wrote "Rang De Basanti," has paved the way to a new breed of writers, argues Sana Rashid Siddiqui in an exclusive feature for India-EU Film Initiative (www.iefilmi.com).