ATTENTION ALL ASPIRING FILM-MAKERS! MTV HAS A NEW SHOW FOR YOU!
After completing his stint as a judge for the popular show Nach Baliye, Aashiqui 2 director Mohit Suri is back with another reality show. He is all set to mentor aspiring filmmakers on MTV’s new digital show, Fame-istan. Suri is the first in the series of Bollywood directors who have come forward to guide budding talent in this one-of-a-kind reality show.
The show will start off with a call-for-entry promo featuring Mohit. Out of the shortlisted contestants, the four selected participants will be mentored by Suri who will help them in making of their respective short films. “I’m glad that there’s a platform for budding moviemakers to bring their imagination to life. I’d like to tell these youngsters that they shouldn’t let anything stifle their voice,” Mohit said in a statement given to Mumbai Mirror.
Recalling his days as a novice film-maker when he was making the 2005 release Zeher, Mohit said, “I had to take over someone else’s film. I was asked, ‘What if the film doesn’t do well?’ I said I hadn’t given myself that option. That was my innocence. I was so happy about the opportunity that I didn’t harp on the box office success or failure. My mentor, Mahesh Bhatt, once told me, ‘Go do for someone else what I have done for you’. This could be my way of thanking Mr Bhatt.”
On the work front, Mohit’s last directorial was Half Girlfriend, based on the Chetan Bhagat novel was well-received by the audience. He is now reportedly gearing up for a film starring Farhan Akhtar which might also reunite the actor with his Rock On 2 co-star Shraddha Kapoor.