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Hindi film to be made on story that wins writing contest

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A talent search portal has teamed up with late Shakti Samanta's Aradhana Films' to produce a cinema based on the story written by the winner of its online movie story contest.

Join Films had organised the "story writing contest for children's films" in association with the Film Writers' Association, Join Films head Virendra Rathore said.

The contest winner, Sanjay Shubhankar, was given a cash prize of Rs 51,000 and his story "God Hai Toh Samne Aa" would be made into a film, Rathore said.

The contest was held to give opportunity to aspiring writers to bag work in Bollywood, Rathore said.

Producer-director Ashim Samanta, son of veteran filmmaker late Shakti Samanta will be producing and directing this film under his banner Aradhana Films in association with Join Films.

The response to the contest proves that there is still a lot of talent untapped, Rathore said. Over 300 entries were received, he said.

"We have also launched a "Child Star Contest" on our portal www.Joinfilms.Com and are looking for dynamic kids who can play central character in the film," he said.

First Published: Sun, November 16 2014. 09:35 IST