Talk about learning from the best!
The acclaimed Indian Film Director and Editor, Raj Kumar Herani, is to travel to Karachi, Pakistan tentatively in the first week of April. He is said to be conducting film-making workshop sessions for young aspiring Pakistani film makers at Karachi Arts Council, where he will be talking about the technicalities involved in film-making. He is acclaimed for this phenomenal blockbusters which include 3 Idiots, PK and Munna Bhai.
The media in Pakistan has seen progress and no doubt has become a pool of opportunities for students and young aspiring media personnel alike. The Express Tribune had a session with the general secretary of Arts Council, Ahmed Shah who gave information and his future plans for driving growth in Pakistan’s media sector by inviting international film-makers to promote Pakistan’s young artists.
Ahmed Shah stated that, “It is important to bring people who can share their success stories and experiences with the new generation of filmmakers.”
Talking about the arrival of Raj Kumar Herani, Ahmed Shah said, “Rajkumar Hirani had been an editor his whole life before becoming a film director. Learning from a person who progressed from putting the shots together as an editor to calling the shots as a director would be valuable for people.”
We certainly do hope that this particular cross border venture in film-making opens up doors for other greater ventures and proves to be the bridge between the arched rivals.