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Bollywood's GenNow directors are getting younger: savvier and luckier than ever. Princy Jain profiles a few.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2007 16:14 IST

When you think 'film director' do you imagine tousled hair and unkempt looks and wasted youth? Well, you could do with a reality check. GenNow directors are getting younger: savvier and luckier than ever. Meet some of them.

Anurag Kashyap
Film: Black Friday
Background: Graduate, DU
My kind of Cinema: Meaningful
Industry Speak: John Abraham: "A great guy"

Rahul Dolakia
Background: BSC, St Xaviers, Mumbai; Masters, Filmmaking New York
My kind of cinema: Oliver Stone
USP: Says Naseeruddin Shah, "He managed very well within a small budget."

Reema Kagti
Film:Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd
Background: Mass Comm, Sophia College, Mumbai, Assisted Ashutosh Gowarikar, Mira Nair and Farhaan Akhtar
My kind of cinema:World Cinema
USP: Says, Farhan Akhtar, "Sharp and Witty"

Homi Adjania
Being Cyrus
Background: Pol Sc, St Xavier's. Also a Scuba diving instructor.
My kind of cinema: Different but interesting.
Industry speak: Saif Ali Khan: "Homi was very insistent on being non-filmy Initially he used to irk me when he said thines like. 'Don't stand like a Bollywood star'. I told him this film would get released only in the Bombay Gym. That's when the ice broke. Homi gave me back something I had lost - my sense of humour."

Sameer Ballary
Film:Bheja Fry
Background: Graduated from Satyajil Ray Film & Television Institute. Assisted Rajat Kapoor for three years.
My kind of cinema: Different
Industry speak: Says Vinay Pathak, "Brilliant."