Author Archive for Jyoti Venkatesh

Every Time I Make A Film, I Make It A Point To Approach It Differently And Try To Learn From My Mistakes– Rajiv Virani

Rajiv Virani, director of Help in conversation with Jyothi Venkatesh on the eve of the release of his horror film.

Is Help your debut film as a director?

Help is not actually my first film as a filmmaker. I am perhaps the only director in the world, who is being called a debutant in spite of making two films earlier. This is because they are yet to see the light of the day in India. I had earlier made not one but two English films – The Whisperers starring Manoj Bajpai and Rahul Bose and My Bollywood Bride. Unfortunately, for me, while The Whisperers has been stuck in the cans, My Bollywood Bride, starring Kashmira Shah in the lead and directed by her husband did not get a proper release in India though it proved to be a big hit abroad in USA.

“When Recently Home Minister R.R. Patil Saw Red Alert-The War Within, I Told Him That After Working As A Naxalite In The Film, I Was Even Ready To Mediate Between The Government And The Villagers To Bring About A Social Revolution- Sunil Shetty

On the eve of the release of his latest film Red Alert- The War Within, Sunil Shetty confesses to Jyothi Venkatesh that he feels that it is time for him to grow as an actor and do serious cinema, now that he has been appreciated for his performance in the film by his peers