‘Awarded’ confidence

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 Apr 2017 11:26:55


A Best Children’s Film honour at the 64th National Film Awards for his movie Dhanak has made Nagesh Kukunoor more confident about directing movies around children.
Known for portraying hard-hitting subjects through his films, Kukunoor said in Mumbai, “At first, I said that I don’t want to make children’s films. Then after 15 years, I broke that promise with Dhanak. The children in that film were a joy to work with. Now I have the confidence to make more children’s films.”


Dhanak featured child actors Hetal Gadda and Krrish Chhabria.
Kukunoor spoke to the media at the launch of Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming digital app ALTBalaji, for which he has helmed a web-series titled The Test Case.
Featuring the acclaimed actress Nimrat Kaur in the lead, it will focus on the life of a girl who works her way to take on a combat role in the Indian Army. Talking about it, Kukunoor said, “The beauty of filmmaking is that I get to live different lives depending on which story I am doing. I go and invest time in that universe for a long period and that’s what makes my job wonderful.”