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Good writers don’t have enough opportunities: Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan who is on the jury of one of the biggest script contests in the country has been known to back content driven cinema and is a firm believer of the need for good writers in Indian cinema. Ahead of the second edition of ‘Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Script Contest’, he expresses the need for a platform to showcase their talent.

Aamir Khan says, “I believe we have incredible talent in this country. However, that talent has been facing immense difficulty in reaching the Indian film industry. I feel that good writers don’t have enough opportunities and this is where the ‘Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Script Contest’ will help tremendously.”

Says Rohit Khattar, Chairman of Cinestaan Digital, “We started this initiative years ago with the ‘Mumbai Mantra Sundance’ as well as the ‘Mumbai Mantra CineRise’ Screenwriting initiatives. We are doing our utmost to bring Indian storytelling talent to the forefront and I am immensely grateful to our esteemed jury in helping us achieve this aim as well as to our two main sponsors ‘Mumbai Mantra CineRise’ and the TI Group.”

The second edition of the contest which has been launched by Cinestaan Digital Pvt. Ltd. is India’s biggest Script Contest to date. The best script shall be awarded a prize of Rs.25 lakhs. The total cash prizes for this contest will be Rs.50 lakhs. Some of the best scripts shall be curated to be part of the Cinestaan Script Bank – a treasure trove that Studios & Production Houses can delve into and then directly liaise with the writers, who often find it difficult to get their voice across.

Launched by Cinestaan Digital Pvt. Ltd., ‘Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Script Contest’ is India’s biggest Script Contest to date.