I just co-wrote a Bollywood Screenplay!
For the past few months, I’ve been co-writing a screenplay with an old friend from college, author Varsha Dixit. Together we adapted her Bestseller ‘Right Fit Wrong Shoe’ into a screenplay for a Blockbuster Hindi love story a la ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’.
Think Bollywood Rom-Com, with tons of humor, sass and family drama. We are actively seeking producers who want to make our screenplay into the next Big Bollywood Hit ; )
The prolific Varsha has written four books in the past 5 years. She is a popular fiction writer, whose books are meant to entertain. She has a massive fan following amongst young women in Delhi, Kanpur, Chandigarh and Patna. Her fans have been clamoring for a film script, since her book first came out in 2009. Her tagline describes her style best – ‘I think deep and write light.’
When we started writing together I told her upfront that she would have to drive the pace and push me along. She took her job of pushing me very seriously, in her inimitable sweet style 🙂 Beneath Varsha’s kind, funny demeanor is a thoroughly disciplined and very hard working professional. Her dedication to her craft is inspiring.
Working with Varsha over skype, laughing late into the night, making up funny dialogues, arguing about how to spell Hindi words in English and digressing into long ‘heart to hearts’, has been more fun than I’ve had in a long time.
This genre is as far away from Indie as they come, it demands a big studio and stars. But, the stretching has been a nice change. Writing with Varsha has inspired me to write my own script. I’ve learnt that it’s better to row the boat and keep moving, rather than stagnate as you wait for perfect wind conditions. There is no perfect time, perfect place and perfect amount of knowledge. Life is about DOING – now!