December 19, 2011 12:08:24 PM IST Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial
Bikas Mishra's film CHAURANGA is creating waves internationally getting support of various film and script funding agencies around the globe. Sanjay Suri and Onir are producing the film. It recently won the 'INCREDIBLE INDIA' award at the co-production marker of the NFDC's Film Bazaar at Goa, pipping projects of big names like Dibakar Banerjee and Ketan Mehta.
Onir and Sanjay are also in talks with the German production house PONG for a co-production arrangement. They are expecting the Jharkhand Govt to support the project as well. The film is set in Jharkhand and the shooting begins in April-May next year. Bikas wants to capture the essence of Jharkhand's summer. He hails from the region and has recently made a short film titled NAACH GANESH that was in Busan International Film Festival and Rotterdamn International Film Festival selection. It's the story of a Chau Dancer from Jharkhand.
(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for BollywoodTrade.com. He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)