Filmmaker Nitya Mehra, who is making her directorial debut with Baar Baar Dekho, which stars Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra , started her career as an assistant director. She assisted actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar on Lakshya (2004) and Don (2006). The latter is happy with how she has grown in the field of filmmaking over the years.
“Nitya has worked with Farhan for over 10 years. She was his AD. Seeing her direct a full fledged film makes him extremely proud. He is looking forward to watching her work,” says Farhan’s spokesperson.
Nitya’s film has been shot in Glasgow in Scotland, Krabi in Bangkok as well as in different parts of Delhi. The two share a great bond and she has been taking Farhan’s advice for her film. “Nitya and Farhan know each other very well and they talk quite often. She has been keeping him in the loop regarding decisions about her films and consults him whenever she needs a second opinion,” says a source, close to Farhan.
In fact, Farhan, who recently wrapped up the shoot for his upcoming film, Rock On!! 2, even paid her a visit on the sets of her film in September last year as he wanted to see her in action, adds our source.