Intraction with Director Rajesh Kushte
How did your journey begin?
I was an assistant director for more than seven films and learnt the ropes of film making and when producer Hemant Bhatia narrated his story to me, I was hooked and agreed to direct the film and within a 30 day shoot in Nasik we completed the film and its sets for release.I hope audiences will like my film as it will as it will educate them while entertaining. ‘Anaan’ is a edu-tainment, he adds.
Your ‘Anaan’ title is very interesting?
Yes. We have kept it as a hook line and the meaning of the title could be only understood after you see the film and I wouldn’t like to disclose the meaning of the film now and I wouldn’t like to reveal the story of the film as now.
How did you cast for the film?
We needed a heroine who is a Bharat Natyam dancer and Prarthana Behere is a Bharat Natyam Visharad and our hero Omkar Shinde is also a good dancer and he too is well versed with Bharat Natyam and our producer Hemant Bhatia liked their looks and dance ability very much and they were signed and they have done a fabulous job in the film.
You have written the lyrics of the film as well?
Yes. I think I am a good poet and so ventured into lyrics writing and have written five songs for the film, and sung by leading singers like Sonu Nigam, Ravindra Sathe and Anandi Joshi.
I have two to three scripts ready and am pitching it to producers to produce my film as I have enough experience after directing my first film which was a good training ground for me.