Directors\' Diaries 2 - PaperbackWith Directors' Diaries 2, Rakesh Anand Bakshi adds yet another invaluable volume to his on-going series of conversations with Hindi cinema's most iconic voices, this time sharing with us his conversations with some of the industry's most eminent film-makers-Shyam Benegal, Tanuja Chandra, Kabir Khan, Abhishek Chaubey, Nandita Das, Shakun Batra, Prabhudheva and Mohit Suri. The book also brings to light a significant but often overlooked behind-the-scenes crew such as spot boy Salim Shaikh, make-up artist Vikram Gaikwad and audiographer and sound designer Rakesh Ranjan. From the moment they were first drawn to the craft of film-making and how they got that elusive first break as a film-maker to films that left a deep impression on them and what they have learnt from other film-makers they admire, Directors' Diaries 2 is an invaluable collection of stories for aspiring directors and cinema fans alike.
About the Author
Rakesh Anand Bakshi is a scriptwriter for films and the author of Directors' Diaries: The Road to their First Film (2015). He's also an aspiring director, actor and a swimming, cycling and gym enthusiast. He runs Bicycle Angels, a non-profit social initiative that donates bicycles, wheelchairs and other necessities to the less privileged in society, also facilitating computer literacy and livelihoods; Plant a Life: Plant Angels, an initiative to grow plants; and I Adore You (co-founded with Kanika Kedia), which creates personalized diaries. He authors a blog, Beautiful Bicycles Beautiful People, about cyclists, their rides and their stories.