A bit of biography
Is the film autobiographical? "As each story has some elements from the author's life, there is perhaps a bit of me in all the characters in the film. The romantic scenes are fictionalised accounts. But most writings will have a frame of reference and naturally, I have met people who are like the characters in the film. More importantly, the actors have added more dimension to their characters with their intelligence and talent," says Anup.
As films have always fascinated him Anup pursued his dreams after completing his post-graduation in Computer Applications. Anup then completed his diploma in TV and film production from FTII, Pune.
"During my college days, I was good in still photography and wanted to become a cinematographer. But my preferences changed," he says.
Anup worked for MTV for a few months before moving to the United State where he set up Visual Possibility Inc., with his brother Arun and Satish Menon, director of the award winning film, `Bhavum.'
Anup's film was shot extensively in Maharashtra, Kerala and Himachal Pradesh.
How did he market the film? "As the audience for films like this are a minority, the revenue from theatres will not meet the expenses of the film. The TV and DVD rights can do the trick perhaps. The film ran well in the United Kingdom and in metros like Bangalore though the response in Mumbai was affected on account of bad timing."
Anup is now working on a script, "Definitely without a deadline. The writing process will go on until I am absolutely sure that it is ready to be shot."
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