'Do something that you resonate with': Filmmaker Kiran Rao to aspiring writers

Wednesday, 22 May, 2024
Filmmaker Kiran Rao also gave a shout-out to actor Aamir Khan for producing the film. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Basking in the success of her recently released film 'Laapataa Ladies', filmmaker Kiran Rao has advised all aspiring screenwriters to be on top of their game.

According to an IANS report, Rao spoke on the fringes of the 15th KASHISH Pride Film Festival and said: "I always feel that there are some films that do well and some that don't. In order to be relevant, you have to make something that speaks to you as an audience."

A good story, according to Rao, is "something that you resonate with, something that you find interesting and important to talk about.", She added: "If it is important to you, then you will never be irrelevant."

Speaking about the changing tastes of the audience, Rao said, "People's attention span is reduced because they have access to multiple screens and different types of content that are easily available." Adding her personal take on the subject, she said that as a filmmaker, one needs to be on top of their game.

"If you are good, and tell stories that are interesting, that are relevant to you, that you have a certain desire to communicate, you will be a good storyteller, whether you are on an OTT platform or making a film," Rao added.

Giving a shout-out to actor and former husband Aamir Khan for producing 'Laapataa Ladies', Rao said: "A film like this could have been made only by a producer such as Aamir Khan because he wants to make the best possible films".

On the unconventional casting for the film, Rao said, "(Aamir) realized this film would work best with no known actors. Very few producers would realize that and give you that kind of support. He was also the person who found the story, so in some way, the film could not have been made without him."

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