The genre of the story does not matter, says Raju Hirani

Sakal Times
Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Raju Hirani says, “A story should be entertaining and engaging, if you want to make me laugh with your stories, then make me laugh; if you want to scare me, then scare me; if you want to make me cry, then make me cry with your stories. The genre of the script or the story doesn’t matter.

Acclaimed filmmaker Raju Hirani, who is known for making some of the most entertaining blockbusters in the country from 3 Idiots to PK and Sanju, is one of the jurors of Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Script Contest. Elaborating on whether he would like to see more of a specific genre of stories, he asserts that the genre is not important for him.

Raju Hirani says, “A story should be entertaining and engaging, if you want to make me laugh with your stories, then make me laugh; if you want to scare me, then scare me; if you want to make me cry, then make me cry with your stories. The genre of the script or the story doesn’t matter.”

The first edition of the contest received an overwhelming response and Aamir Khan and other jury members recently awarded the first prize winner, a cheque of Rs 25 lakh. The second edition of the script contest has already begun. 

Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Script Contest which has been launched by Cinestaan Digital Pvt Ltd is said to be India’s biggest Script Contest to date. The total cash prizes for this contest will be Rs 50 lakh. Some of the best scripts shall be curated to be part of the Cinestaan Script Bank – a treasure trove that Studios & Production Houses can delve into and then directly liaise with the writers, who often find it difficult to get their voice across. ST

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