Actor Abhishek Bachchan has described filmmaker Mani Ratnam as a “cinematic genius” and has urged movie lovers to grab a copy of film critic Baradwaj Rangan’s book — Conversations With Mani Ratnam, and read it.
“I have just finished reading, Conversations With Mani Ratnam, by Baradwaj Rangan. If you enjoy cinema, then you must try and get a copy of the book. A great insight into the mind of someone I consider a cinematic genius,” tweeted Abhishek.
The actor has been part of three of Ratnam’s films - Yuva (2004), Guru (2007) and the 2010 film — Raavan.
Ratnam, 56, is known for his Tamil movies like Mouna Raagam (1986), Nayagan (1987), Anjali (1990) and Thalapathi (1991).
In Bollywood, the director-screenplay writer-producer carved a niche for himself with his trilogy on terrorism — Roja (1992), Bombay (1995) and Dil Se (1998).
Married to actor Suhasini, Ratnam was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2002 and has won several film awards, including six National Awards.