“THE MOVIE PINK WAS TO BE TITLED ‘NO’ INITIALLY,” CONFESSED DIRECTOR ANIRUDDHA ROY CHOWDHURY, TO THE STUDENTS OF WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL
‘Pink’ Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, who was at the helm of one of the most successful Hindi films of 2016, addressed a group of enthusiastic students at Whistling Woods International as part of a filmmaking masterclass on February 7, 2017. Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury provided interesting insights into the making of a film which acquired both, critical and commercial acclaim. The session, which began with the screening of ‘Pink’, also saw the presence of Ritesh Shah, the writer of the film. Sharing his story-telling experiences with the students, Ritesh also spoke about the technicalities involved in scriptwriting, and how to effectively weave story ideas to cater to the demands of a particular script. The session ended on an interactive note with an interesting Q&A by an active audience, who were left inspired by the end of the masterclass.
Speaking about the film, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury said, “Pink was not only about philosophy, but also about consent law. We did borrow a lot of characters from our daily life. Initially, we tried to make it in a documentary format to bring out the real emotions. In retrospect, we are very happy and proud that we managed to communicate the correct message through the film.” Speaking about his experiences of addressing the future filmmakers of the country, Aniruddha said “I am so glad that students of WWI watched the film again today and had such unique perspectives and questions to pose post the screening. I wish them all the best, as they all prepare to become bright future filmmakers of our country.”