Sri Lankan director to try his hand in Bollywood Hindi Movie.
Well, the awareness about Sri Lankan films is very less in India. Maybe in future that is bound to change. Acclaimed Sri Lankan director, Vimukthi Jayasundara who created movies like ""Sulanga Enu Pinisa" (The Forasken Land) that had won "Golden Camera" for the best film in Cannes film festival (2005).
He is familiar with the Indian film capital 'Bollywood' as he had attended the well known Pune film Institute for film and television , India.
If things go according to his plan, maverick filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara may become the first Sri Lankan to direct a Bollywood movie.
"I am exploring a mainstream Indian film that will have saleable stars and other commercial elements but will be made completely in my own style," says the Camera d'Or winner in Cannes for his debut film "A Forsaken Land" in 2005.
"The screenplay is currently being developed and talks are on with a production company," says the 32-year-old Pune film institute-trained Jayasundara.
His directorial style is marked by verbal sparseness and deep cinematic layering, two attributes that are alien to the standard Bollywood brand of storytelling.
"But the two poles can definitely come together to create something interesting," he says.