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Meet the young guns of Bollywood

Princy Jain profiles young directors who have set new benchmarks at the box-office with their innovative ideas.

india Updated: Dec 09, 2006 13:10 IST

Mohit Suri
Hall of fame:Zeher, Kalyug and Woh Lamhe
Work-wise:“The era of candyfloss cinema is over and the truth should come out of the closet. My brand of cinema will speak the unsaid,” says Mohit.
Vox pop: “Mohit has an eye for detail that will appeal to one and all,” Mahesh Bhatt.

Nikhil Advani
Hall of fame:
Kal Ho Na Ho and soon-to-release Salaam-E-Ishq
Work-wise: Nikhil says, “Salaam-E-Ishq is an extension of Kal Ho Na Ho, a romantic flick but I would like to do some experiment in future.”
Vox pop:KHNH was all about human emotions and Nikhil did full justice to the film. He did it the way I wanted it to be,” Karan Johar.

Sanjay Gadhvi
Hall of fame:
Dhoom, Dhoom2
Work-wise: Sanjay says, “Dhoom could have gone wrong but it worked. With Dhoom 2, we took a bigger risk and it has also worked well.”
Vox pop: “He is very methodical. Our job was to just act,” says Abhishek Bachchan.

Siddharth Anand
Hall of fame:
Salaam Namaste and soon-to-release Tara Rum Pum Pum
Work-wise: Siddharth says, “I hate horror and sci-fi films and love action and romantic cinema.”
Vox pop: “He knows how to implement an outof-the-box idea on the 70 mm,” says Kunal Kohli

Kabir Khan
Hall of fame:
Soon-to-release Kabul Express
Work wise: “It is based on my own experience in Kabul. But to make make it more effective, I have added some humour.”
Vox pop: “The film has been screened at London and Toronto festivals. It says a lot,” says John Abraham.

Anurag Kashyap
Hall of fame:
Black Friday, Paanch, Fool and Final and Shaka Laka Boom BoomWork-wise: Anurag maintains, “I want to be part of of good and entertaining cinema.”
Vox pop: Saurabh Shukla says, “He is an able script writer and a fine director.”

Anurag Basu
Hall of fame:
Murder, Gangster and soon-to-release Metro
Work-wise: Says Anurag, “I have tried to show the realities of our ordinary lives in Metro.”
Vox pop:“His sense and sensibility of cinema is praiseworthy,” says Pooja Bhatt.

First Published: Dec 09, 2006 12:57 IST