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Travelling with short film gave me confidence to make feature film: Amar Kaushik

IANS  |  Mumbai 

of and starrer "Stree" says receiving appreciation from the international festival for his short helped him in gaining confidence to work on a feature with stars.

Working as an with many filmmakers like Majid Majidi, Onir, Rajkumar Gupta for films like "Beyond the Clouds", Shab, Aamir , No One Killed Jessica, Go Goa Gone among others Amar gained enough confidence to make his first short film "Aaba" that travelled to International Film Festival in 2017.

"was set in and I made the film just to discover if I can actually make a film, after assisting so many. I took money from Raj Kumar Gupta, another friend, and it was really an experiment to discover the filmmaker in me," Amar told IANS.

As the short film went on to win a National Film Award, he said, "Apart from me, it has given the people around me a certain level of confidence to invest money for making a film.

Hailing from Kanpur, the has grown up watching masala film, till the age of 12 when he started watching international films with "Children's of Heaven".

"After watching my short film, Mr Majidi asked me if I am interested in assisting him for 'Beyond The Clouds". He in a way introduced me to the world of international cinema!" said Amar.

Though he did not write the story of "Stree", Amar said, "Transforming one's idea into a film through my vision is something very interesting."

"Stree" is releasing on Aug 31.



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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 20:46 IST