13 June, 2021

‘A Good Story Is Not Enough. You Need Good Screenplay’

‘A Good Story Is Not Enough. You Need Good Screenplay’

Ahead of announcing his maiden movie as a writer-director under his newly floated banner, Irani Movietone, Boman Irani has been holding open online sessions with the screenwriters of all hues, brainstorming ideas with them on how to write a perfect script. The veteran actor, who will be seen next in Ranveer Singh’s ’83 and Jayesh Bhai Jordaar, talks to Giridhar Jha on a range of subjects, from the neglect of writers in the film industry to the multiple jobs he did before facing the camera. Excerpts of the interview:

You have been sharing ideas with the screenwriters on an open online platform under your Spiral Bound project. It is quite interesting, and also a constructive way to make use of the lockdown period. How did this idea come about?

It is actually a longer story than the lockdown. I have been toying with the idea of making a movie for quite some time. Whenever someone would tell me that I had a great idea and I should make a film on it, I would say that I would definitely direct a movie...

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