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Indian Filmmaker Rohit Arora Enters The League Of Steven Spielberg And George Lucas After This Debut Feature “The Pickup Artist”

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Jyothi Venkatesh

“The Pickup Artist”, a Neo-Noir Feature Film written and directed by Rohit Arora, has been selected to be a part of the World’s Oldest Independent Film Festival, Worldfest Houston which discovered the likes of Steven Spielberg (Director, Jurassic park), George Lucas (Director, Star Wars) , Ang Lee (Director, The Life of Pi) , David Lynch (Director, Mulholland Drive), Coen Brothers (Director, Barton Fink) and Francis Ford Coppola (Director, The Godfather).

“I have been fascinated with world cinema ever since internet opened-up for Indians. I could never find that sort of thoughtful engagement in most Indian films. As an actor I have been a part of content I could not relate to. It has been years and years of struggle to reach a stage where I could confidently work on something that I believe is superior to everything that I have ever known. No point making something that has already been made, there is no creativity in that. I wanted to create something that is an extension to myself, honest and thoughtful. The Pickup Artist is an example of mindful entertainment I look for in films that I like to watch. I could not make something I wouldn’t watch.

The artist in me does not allow me to sell my soul for the sake of “market” or “money”.  After years of resistance, we have reached a stage where my vision is being applauded internationally. I knew my league, discovery of The Pickup Artist at WorldFest Houston validated it. It is a time for the whole team to rejoice and indulge in the success and fame it brings us. I believe it is a great beginning for several movies yet to be born from my twisted mind.” –says Rohit buckling-up for his trip to US for the Premiere in April.

The Pickup Artist is produced by Roar Picture Company and is due for domestic release this year.

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