Neeraj Udhwani talks about his first break in Bollywood and why he doesn’t regret dropping out of college
A script in Bollywood always comes after the director’s whims and the actor’s ambition. In the thriving film industry, which churns out more than 100 films a year, the script gets a step-motherly treatment and only the stars matter. Unless you are a high-flying writer, breaking through in Bollywood is a tedious process. For an industry where connections matter more than talent, script writers are the ignored lot.
“It is difficult for a new writer to get a break because the industry is closed knit. You can only reach somewhere if you know someone,” says Neeraj Udhwani, writer of ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’. This is his first solo film as a writer. Earlier, he had co-written ‘Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji’ with Madhur Bhandarkar and assisted Anurag Kashyap and Sudhir Mishra. In a free-wheeling chat, Neeraj talks about his first break in Bollywood and why he doesn’t regret dropping out of college.Read More »from Making head of tales