Ritesh Batra is one rare director whose debut directorial venture, LUNCHBOX, received not just critical acclaim but succeeded commercially too, making a mark in the overseas as well as the domestic circuit.
|RITESH BATRA AT THE LUNCHBOX FILM SCREENING & PRESS MEET|
In fact many believe that the Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur starrer, LUNCHBOX, would have been the ideal/ apt choice for the Oscars, given the numerous international accolades, including BAFTA.Also Read - India's THE LUNCHBOX loses to Polish film at BAFTA
Well, no wonder that people are very keen to know what this young director is up to, and so when we caught up with him at Aligarh Muslim University’s annual film fest, FILMSAAZ 2015, where Ritesh very politely answered all the queries put up to him. He informed us about his next and said, ''I am working on my next project/script which will once again be Mumbai based. As you know, LUNCHBOX was inspired/ based on Mumbai dabbawalas and their superb time and effort management mantra.''
Here's looking forward to another award winning project from the Ritesh, fingers crossed!