Penguin Presents : Directors’ Diaries 2: Conversations With Film-Makers: Their Path To Film-Making

From the author of Directors’ Diaries: The Road to Their First Film,

Penguin presents the sequel

Directors’ Diaries 2: Conversations with Film-makers: Their Path to Film-making




These stories are not only inspirational, but also cinematic in their telling’ Farah Khan

‘Inspiration for the dreamy-eyed young Indian who wants to make it to the film industry one day’

Imtiaz Ali

With Directors’ Diaries 2, Rakesh Anand Bakshi adds yet another volume to his ongoing series of conversations with Hindi cinema’s most iconic voices. This time he shares 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, Prabhu Deva and Mohit Suri-as well as significant but often overlooked behind-the-scenes crew such as spot boy Salim Shaikh, make-up artist Vikram Gaikwad 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 and the author of Directors’ Diaries: The Road to Their First Film and Let’s Talk on Air: Conversations with Radio Presenters. He is an aspiring director and actor, and a swimming, cycling and gym enthusiast. Rakesh runs Bicycle Angels, a non-profit social initiative supported by friends that gives bicycles and wheelchairs to the underprivileged and teaches the visually impaired how to use a computer. He also co-founded, with Kanika Kedia, I Adore You Diaries, which creates personalized diaries. He authors a blog, Beautiful Bicycles Beautiful People, on cyclists, their rides and stories.

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