Mumbai Mantra Media, a film production house, recently organised a screenwriting event from August 9 to 14, where 10 screenwriters have been selected to be mentored by some of Bollywood's finest talents.
Quite a few celebrities attended the inauguration:
Gul Panag puts in an appearance.
Actress Shruti Seth, who recently spoke her mind, gets clicked.
Actors Pravin Dabbas and Tisca Chopra.
Subhash Ghai's daughter Meghna arrives with husband Rahul Puri.
Quiz master Siddharth Basu with wife Anita.
Kunal Kapoor escorts his daughter Shaira Laura Kapoor.
Brothers Shridhar (writer of such films like Dum Maaro Dum, Khakee and Bluffmaster) and Sriram Raghvan (writer-director of Ek Hasina Thi, Johnny Gaddaar and Badlapur) pose with Anjum Rajabali (writer of The Legend Of Bhagat Singh).
All three of them are among those who will mentor the young screenwriters.
Actor Rahul Singh (Zubeidaa, Delhi Belly) with wife Vartika.
Directors Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Sudhir Mishra.
Actor Dalip Tahil strikes a pose.
Director duo Abbas-Mustan.
Onir introduces the star of his next film Shab, Ashish Bisht.
Actors Rahul Bhatt and Jaaved Jaffrey.
Actresses Poonam Dhilon and Renuka Shahane.
Micheal Radford (writer of films like Il Postino: The Postman, Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Merchant of Venice) and Audrey Wells (writer of films like Shall We Dance, Under The Tuscan Sun and The Truth About Cats & Dogs) will also mentor young screenwriters.
Directors Hansal Mehta (of Shahid fame) and Neeraj Ghaywan (of Masaan fame).
Writer-directors Navdeep Singh (of Manorama Six Feet Under and NH10 fame) and Ravi Jadhav (of Natarang and Balak Palak fame) will join the group of mentors.
Writer-director Nilesh Maniyar (Margarita, With A Straw) and writer Kamlesh Pandey (Aks, Rang De Basanti).
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar